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Lady Gaga releases single highlighting sexual assault at US universities

By | Published on Monday 21 September 2015

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has released a new single, co-written with Diane Warren, titled ‘Til It Happens To You’. The song was written for ‘The Hunting Ground’, a documentary covering sexual assault within US university campuses.

The single is accompanied by a video directed by Catherine Hardwicke, depicting several examples of assault against female students and how they cope afterwards. In a tweet, Gaga said: “We hope you feel our love and solidarity through the song and perhaps find some peace in knowing you are not alone through this film”.

The video closes with the message: “One in five college women will be sexually assaulted this year unless something changes”.

Watch the video here: