Women in Hollywood have responded to the sexual harassment allegations that rocked the industry in 2017, by announcing a new project.
The “Time’s Up” campaign is dedicated to confronting abuses of power and promoting equality in the workplace - not just in Hollywood. Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria, Shonda Rhimes, Ashley Judd and Natalie Portman were among hundreds of others who unveiled the program yesterday. They also signed an open letter, pledging support to working-class women.
A group of female Hollywood agents spearheaded the program, and it already has about 300 members.
Other members of the movement, including Amber Tamblyn, Viola Davis and Alyssa Milano, spread the word on social media. They were joined by Justin Timberlake and former National Security Advisor, Susan Rice. Timberlake tweeted, "No more accepting sexual harassment and inequality at work as normal. It's NOT normal."
His wife, Jessica Biel, is also part of the Time's Up organization. She tweeted, "Let’s all make this resolution for the year: No more accepting sexual harassment and inequality at work as normal. It's NOT normal.
Taylor Swift donated $100,000 to the "Time's Up Legal Defense Fund", to help those facing sexual harassment in the workplace. She did not publicly announce her donation.