Lady Gaga receives standing ovation at this year's Academy Awards after performing her Oscar-nominated song "Till It Happens To You", a track which was written by Gaga in collaboration with Dianne Warren for a rape documentary film "The Hunting Ground". United States Vice President Joe Biden, who is known for his Violence Against Women Act in 1994, introduces Lady Gaga, who performed at a piano and joined by several rape survivors at the end of her performance.
Biden urged the audience to take a pledge to speak up for victims of sexual assault. "Too many women and men on and off of college campuses are still victims of abuse," he said. "Take the pledge: I will intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given. We must, and we can, change the culture."
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