Administered by the National Women’s Law Center, “the fund will provide subsidized legal support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace and while in pursuit of their careers”.
In the past few days alone the fund got a major boost from several Hollywood stars. After the initial gob-smacked shock (and subsequent uproar) over the mega pay discrepancy between Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams for the All The Money in the World re-shoots, Wahlberg donated his $1.5M pay cheque to Time’s Up in William’s name. Class act. The agency, WME, which reps both actors also offered to make a donation of $500K following the fallout.
Michelle Williams responded to the gesture by her co-star with this statement:
“Today isn’t about me. My fellow actresses stood by me and stood up for me, my activist friends taught me to use my voice, and the most powerful men in charge, they listened and they acted. If we truly envision an equal world, it takes equal effort and sacrifice. Today is one of the most indelible days of my life because of Mark Wahlberg, WME and a community of women and men who share in this accomplishment. Anthony Rapp, for all the shoulders you stood on, now we stand on yours.”
But while the cloud lifted on All The Money, the storm started brewing for Woody Allen.
Last Friday, Rebecca Hall announced that she would be donating her pay from his upcoming A Rainy Day in New York to the Time’s Up legal fund.
Hall posted the following message on her Instagram account:
Allen’s adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow has long accused the director of sexual abuse and called on actors like Greta Gerwig and Kate Winslet to disassociate from him and stop the Hollywood hypocrisy — claiming to support women against sexual harassment and assault all the while still supporting and working with her father.
Allen denies the claims made against him.
In the meantime, the Time’s Up legal fund is soaring to blue skies.
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