Lady Gaga, Diane Warren, Catherine Hardwicke Create Sexual Assault PSA
September 18, 2015 at 3:09 PM (PT)
LADY GAGA, songwriter DIANE WARREN and director CATHERINE HARDWICKE have teamed up to release a campus sexual assault public service announcement (PSA) tied to the critically acclaimed documentary THE HUNTING GROUND. HARDWICKE directed the PSA, featuring the film’s original song “Til It Happens To You,” written by WARREN and LADY GAGA, and performed by LADY GAGA.
The PSA and the song will become available TONIGHT at midnight ET/9p PT. The video can be seen on VEVO while the song can be found on all digital and streaming services. A portion of proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to organizations helping survivors of sexual assault.
“After watching THE HUNTING GROUND, I was inspired by the survivors who had the courage to tell their stories,” said WARREN. “This song, with its message of hope and empowerment, is my heartfelt tribute to them and will also resonate with anyone who has been bullied, lost a loved one or just feels alone in the world.”
“We have a responsibility to the young men and women of this country to stand up against sexual violence everywhere," LADY GAGA said. "Everyone – from lawmakers and educators to advocates like BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION and the students themselves – need to join forces on this issue. Together, we must create the scaffolding necessary to foster the mental, emotional, and physical health of all young people.”