Obama, Katy Perry team up against domestic abuse at Grammys

Katy Perry performs "By The Grace of God" at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los AngelesBy Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A powerful trio formed by President Barack Obama, pop star Katy Perry and a survivor took their fight against domestic abuse to the Grammy Awards on Sunday and exhorted artists to use their power to stop violence against women and girls. Obama appeared at music’s biggest night via a pre-recorded video stating that nearly one in five women in America has been a victim of rape or attempted rape and one in four women has experienced domestic violence. “It’s not OK and it has to stop,” Obama said. “Artists have a unique power to change minds and attitudes and getting us talking and thinking about what matters.” Obama asked the millions of viewers of the CBS telecast to go to the site ItsOnUs.org to make a pledge to stop violence.