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Watch: Lady Gaga shines light on sexual assualt in new music video

By
Wade Sheridan
Lady Gaga arrives on the red carpet at the 87th Academy Awards at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 22, 2015. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Lady Gaga arrives on the red carpet at the 87th Academy Awards at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 22, 2015. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Pop star Lady Gaga has released a new music video for her song Til It Happens to You Thursday that shines a light on campus sexual assault.

The lyrics written by Diane Warren is for the documentary The Hunting Ground, a film exposé that focuses on rape crimes that take place on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families.

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The video directed by Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke shows college students being sexually assaulted and the emotional toll it takes on their lives.

"The following contains graphic content that may be emotionally upsetting but reflects the reality of what is happening daily on college campuses," reads a title card before the video starts.

A portion of proceeds from sales of the song will go to organizations working to combat sexual assault and support survivors.

Gaga addressed the PSA video on Twitter hoping that the song will help rape victims know that they are not alone.

"We hope u feel our love&solidarity through the song & perhaps find some peace in knowing u r not alone through this film," Gaga posted.

The star is also slated to appear on FX series American Horror Story: Hotel. The show's fifth season will feature Lady Gaga in an evil role and a love triangle between the singer, Finn Wittrock and Matt Bomer. Hotel premieres on Oct. 7.

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