Hundreds of Hollywood's most prominent women -- including actresses, writers, directors, agents, etc., -- have come together to champion a new anti-sexual harassment initiative, called Time's Up.
The movement was announced on Monday with a full page ad in the New York Times, with a letter that reads: "We want all survivors of sexual harassment, everywhere, to be heard, to be believed, and to know that accountability is possible."
I stand with women across every industry to say #TIMESUP on abuse, harassment, marginalization and underrepresentation. START YOURYEAR OFF RIGHT. Join me! Sign the statement of solidarity & donate to the @TIMESUPNW Legal Defense Fund: https://t.co/BYckTp8eNm pic.twitter.com/pNfLvsz8xV— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 1, 2018
The women behind Time's Up have launched a legal defense fund to support victims, and thanks to large donations from Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift & Steven Spielberg, more than $13 million has already been raised.
“We have been siloed off from each other,” Reese Witherspoon said. “We’re finally hearing each other, and seeing each other, and now locking arms in solidarity with each other, and in solidarity for every woman who doesn’t feel seen, to be finally heard.”
You can learn more about Time's Up and even donate to the legal defense fund by visiting www.timesupnow.com.
#TIMES UP on the abuse of power. The @TIMESUPNW Legal Defense Fund provides subsidized legal support to those who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace. Sign the solidarity letter & donate: https://t.co/dGW7OHttR6— Gabby Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) January 1, 2018
Time's up on silence. Time's up on waiting. Time's up on tolerating discrimination, harassment and abuse. #TimesUp Sign the solidarity letter & donate to the @TIMESUPNW Legal Defense Fund: https://t.co/eTwKtOboIl pic.twitter.com/q8aok1HTGg— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) January 1, 2018
What a powerful way to set the tone for 2018. Women in Hollywood are saying #TimesUp on sexual harassment—not just on movie sets but in all workplaces. They’re placing a special emphasis on funding legal representation for low-wage workers.— Lean In (@LeanInOrg) January 1, 2018
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