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Time's up for Hollywood harassment, say leading actors

Time's up for Hollywood harassment, say leading actors

After a bevy of sexual harassment allegations surfaced late past year, several powerful women in Hollywood have come together to combat the problem.

Among the specific steps it announced, Time's Up has established a legal defence fund that, in just 12 days, has raised US$13.4 million (S$17.8 million) towards a US$15 million goal aimed at providing legal aid for women and men who were sexually harassed, assaulted or abused in the workplace.

Following the rise of the #MeToo movement in 2017 and under the banner of a new initiative called "Time's Up", over 300 hundred artists, actresses, directors, and entertainment industry leaders on Monday issued a "unified call for change" to end the crisis of sexual harassment and assault that exists "from movie sets to farm fields to boardrooms" nationwide.

"It's very hard for us to speak righteously about the rest of anything if we haven't cleaned our own house", Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes said to NPR about Time's Up.

The initiative, which is called "Time's Op" was announced on Monday in a full-page advert in the "New York Times". It also seeks to bring gender parity to Hollywood studios and talent agencies, while penalizing companies that tolerate persistent harassment. It will be housed and administrated by the National Women's Law Center, and now has more than $13 million in donations.

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Other Time's Up members include the actresses Ashley Judd, Eva Longoria, America Ferrera, Natalie Portman, Rashida Jones, Emma Stone and Kerry Washington.

Several other women who have donated amongst Swift include Jessica Biel, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Stacey Snider, Dana Walden, Regina King, Felicity Huffman, Megan Ellison, Kate Hudson, Viola Davis, Ava DuVernay, Alicia Vikander, Amy Poehler, Olivia Munn, Jessica Chastain, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, among many others.

Since October, men and women have come forward to accuse prominent men in all industries of sexual harassment or misconduct.

The group is leaderless and is instead run by a series of working groups each dedicated to bringing about part of the mission statement.


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