The stories of sexual assault survivors are the real winners of Oscars season

February 29, 2016 6:42 AM

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When Vice President Joe Biden took to the Oscars stage Sunday night, he gave an impassioned speech about reducing sexual assault on college campuses. He then introduced Lady Gaga who performed a rousing rendition of "Til It Happens to You," her and Diane Warren's Oscar-nominated song about sexual assault on college campuses from "The Hunting Ground."

And then it happened: a group of about 50 people entered the stage flanking Gaga at a white piano. With messages of "We believe you," "It's on us" and "Unbreakble" written on their exposed arms, survivors of sexual assualt joined the songstress. They locked hands and rose them in triumph.

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