LADY Gaga has joined forces with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to pen an essay supporting a bill calling for better laws against sexual assault.
The Pokerface hitmaker â€“ who previously revealed she was raped as a teenager â€“ has teamed up with the state’s Governor Andrew Cuomo to back the ‘Enough is Enough’ campaign.
In their joint letter for Billboard magazine, the activists wrote: “Today, too many college students experience sexual assault, too few of the assailants are prosecuted, and too often the survivors lack the resources they need to recover …
“As a result, these victims are not only deprived justice, they are denied the opportunity to tell their stories publicly. Being able to speak about such difficult experiences openly is fundamental to easing a survivor’s recovery and to removing the shame that still shrouds sexual assault.”
The 29-year-old singer and Governor Cuomo urged other politicians to “stand up” against sexual violence.
They continued: “We have a responsibility to the young men and women of this country to stand up against sexual violence everywhere. 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 … Quite simply, enough is enough.” â€“ Bang Media