Chicagoan among sexual assault survivors during Lady Gaga's Oscars performance
(CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - It was the most emotional moment of the Academy Awards Sunday night. Lady Gaga made a powerful statement about sexual assault at the Oscars, belting out her nominated tune from “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about rape on college campuses.
As the performance wrapped up, dozens of survivors came on stage, exposing their forearms to reveal words and phrases such as "survivor," "unbreakable," and "not your fault."
One of the survivors who was brought on stage was Chicagoan Julie Smolyansky. She joined us LIVE on GDC Monday morning to talk more about the emotional performance.