Juanita Broaddrick, the woman who accused Bill Clinton of rape in 1978, took to Twitter Monday to thank Lady Gaga for her “overwhelming” performance at the Oscars on Sunday, which was dedicated to victims of sexual violence.
Thank you to Lady Gaga for her performance and tribute to victims of sexual abuse. It was overwhelming!
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) February 29, 2016
Lady Gaga performed her Oscar-nominated song “Til It Happens to You” during the Academy Awards on Sunday night and was joined onstage by dozens of victims of sexual assault, who had phrases including “Not Your Fault” written on their interlinked arms.
Gaga’s song, co-written with Diane Warren, was featured in the documentary The Hunting Ground, which explores the issue of rape and sexual assault on college campuses.
Vice President Joe Biden introduced Gaga before the performance, speaking briefly about ways to end sexual assault on college campuses and urging viewers to take an online pledge.
“We must and can change the culture so that no abused woman or man like the survivors you will see tonight ever feel like they have to ask themselves, ‘What did I do?’” Biden said. “They did nothing wrong.”
Broaddrick has been increasingly outspoken about her alleged rape as Hillary Clinton vies for the Democratic presidential nomination.
I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73….it never goes away.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) January 6, 2016