The initiative includes a legal defense fund to help less privileged women protect themselves from sexual misconduct and the fallout from reporting it https://t.co/F72rrAZhom— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 2, 2018
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.
The clock’s been ticking on the abuse of power. Stand in solidarity with women across every industry to say #TIMESUP on abuse, harassment, and assault. #TIMESUP on oppression and marginalization. #TIMESUP on misrepresentation and underrepresentation. Sign the solidarity letter and donate to the #TIMESUP Legal Defense Fund. Link in bio.
Our letter of solidarity as a full page in the @nytimes ! #TIMESUP my Dear Sisters, reSisters, perSisters! Stand with women across every industry in saying: #TIMESUP. The @TIMESUPNOW Legal Defense Fund provides subsidized legal support across industries to those who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace. Join me! Read the letter, sign & donate: Link in bio.