Hollywood women fight sexual abuse

03 January, 2018, 02:00 | Author: Austin Daniel
  • Reese Witherspoon, America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, Shonda Rhimes Launch Anti-Harassment Action Plan

More than 300 show business figures including actors, writers and directors launched the Time's Up initiative with a full page advert in the New York Times on New Year's Day, pledging to support workers in all industries fight sexual misconduct. As of Monday afternoon, the fund, which will be used to represent women in sexual harassment cases, had raised almost $14 million toward a $15 million goal on its GoFundMe page.

Ms Longoria told the New York Times: 'For years, we've sold these awards shows as women, with our gowns and colors and our attractive faces and our glamour.

Time's Up also wants to put forth legislation to penalize companies that turn a blind eye to harassment, as well as discourage nondisclosure agreements meant to keep victims quiet, according to the Times.

"If this group of women can't fight for a model for other women who don't have as much power and privilege", Rhimes told the Times, "then who can?"

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.

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In an open letter announcing its mission, Time's Up's supporters made clear that they weren't just aiming for better treatment on movie sets, citing support for farmworkers, housekeepers, wait staff and home health aides. It will be housed and administrated by the National Women's Law Center, and now has more than $13 million in donations.

Producer Shonda Rhimes is also a prominent member, alongside showrunner Jill Soloway; Donna Langley, the chairwoman of Universal Pictures; lawyer Nina L. Shaw; and Maria Eitel, an expert in corporate responsibility who is co-chairwoman of the Nike Foundation.

The meetings reportedly began in October, shortly after Harvey Weinstein was first accused of sexual assault.

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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