Emma Stone and Shonda Rhimes are amont the women who teamed up to create Time's Up, which aims to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.
In a "solidarity letter" published on its website, Time's Up says the "struggle for women to break in, to rise up the ranks and to simply be heard" must end, adding: "Time's up on this impenetrable monopoly". 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.
2017 WAS A watershed year for Hollywood, as decades worth of sexual harassment and abuses of power came to light. The campaign with hashtag #timesup will also push for legislation to penalise companies that tolerate harassment and to discourage the use of nondisclosure agreements to silence victims, according to the New York Times.
One of Time's Up major aspects is a legal defense fund for which the organization is now soliciting donations via a GoFundMe.
The fund will be housed at and administered by the National Women's Law Center, a women's rights legal organization, and managed by Christina M. Tchen, former Chief of Staff to Michelle Obama.
And a request that women walking the red carpet at the Golden Globes speak out and raise awareness by wearing black.
Hollywood icon Reese Witherspoon shared a post on the initiative on Instagram, along with the message: "I stand with ALL WOMEN across every industry to say#TIMESUP on abuse, harassment, marginalization and underrepresentation". Powered by women, TIME'S UP addresses the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential.
Hollywood stars including Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Chastain and Natalie Portman have backed a campaign against sexual harassment called Time's Up as donations flood in for a multi-million dollar legal fund to fight abuse cases in the workplace.
While the group announced itself to the world this week, meetings actually began back in October and have been taking place weekly ever since.
It follows the assault and harassment allegations which emerged in the industry recently.
Jon Gruden will replace Jack Del Rio as Raiders head coach
Jan 03, 2018 - 02:03
The Raiders must comply with the "Rooney Rule" and interview at least one minority candidate during the hiring process. If the rumors are accurate, it will be up to Gruden to recapture the magic which led to a 12-4 record previous year .
Nike advertise Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho's name on Barcelona shirts
Jan 02, 2018 - 12:46
The marketing strap was: " Where magic happens " with Nike adding: " Coutinho is ready to impress at Camp Nou ". But whatever the reason, it's high time Liverpool reported Barcelona over their antics over Coutinho.
Triple talaq bill to be introduced in Rajya Sabha today
Jan 02, 2018 - 12:35
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday issued a three line whip for all its Lok Sabha (LS) and Rajya Sabha (RS) members. BJP MP Sampatiya Uikey, who was elected to the Upper House following a bypoll in Madhya Pradesh took oath on Thursday.
Two Suspects Charged With Quadruple Homicide
Jan 02, 2018 - 12:21
Two people have been arrested in the "horrific" murder of two women and a pair of children in their home in upstate NY . Law enforcement was investigating the deaths as homicides. "They have suffered an unspeakable loss", Abelove said.
Computer Outage Causes Delays at Airports Across the United States
Jan 02, 2018 - 12:08
The US' Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said the temporary computer outage had begun at about 7.30pm and lasted until 9.30pm. Customs and Border Protection computer issues, passengers at JFK Airport may experience delays in the global arrivals area.
First Supermoon of the year tonight
Jan 02, 2018 - 12:05
Blue moon, PAGASA said, refers to the second of two full moons occurring in the same month. Don't expect a blue color, though, the event has nothing to with the color of the moon.
Jameis Winston passes Dan Marino for new National Football League record vs. Saints
Jan 01, 2018 - 04:53
Saints' safety Vonn Bell had just forced the Tampa Bay punt when he sacked quarterback Jameis Winston for an 11-yard loss. The Saints led 24-23 with 1:58 to play in the game when the Bucs (5-11) took over at their 5-yard line after a punt.
Gilbert Arenas Attacks Laura Govan You're a Ho and a Liar!!!
Jan 01, 2018 - 04:44
It sounds like the information Tamar was working off of came from Gilbert who said he saw Govan and Herbert together on vacation. This latest news of Vince's arrest is interesting as Tamar's mom Evelyn Braxton has accused him of physically abusing Tamar.
THROWBACK: Remember When Mariah Carey Had A Complete NYE Meltdown
Jan 01, 2018 - 04:43
Lucy Hale will host the Central time zone countdown from New Orleans, where Imagine Dragons and Walk the Moon will perform. ET in Times Square , will once again feature Seacrest, 43, helming the show, with Jenny McCarthy cohosting.
10 foreign passengers killed in Costa Rican plane crash
Jan 01, 2018 - 04:38
The ministry also said later that 10 foreigners were passengers aboard the plane, which was flown by two Costa Rican pilots. State Department confirmed that "multiple U.S. citizens" died in the crash.
Lions torch Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix for long touchdown
Jan 01, 2018 - 04:36
The Packers played without many of their best players, and further hurt their changes with three turnovers in the first half. Mason Crosby's 41-yard field goal gave Green Bay the early lead, but Detroit dominated the remainder of the half.
Antonio Conte: 'Chelsea win over Stoke City caps off a great year'
Dec 31, 2017 - 06:51
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Sensex, Nifty record biggest annual gain since 2014
Dec 31, 2017 - 06:41
European markets were down in early trade with Paris CAC 40 falling 0.11 per cent, while Frankfurt's DAX shed 0.29 per cent. The Sensex advanced by 116.53 points, or 0.34%, while the Nifty gained 37.70 points, or 0.35%, during the period.
Court says Sweet Cakes must pay fine for refusing to bake
Dec 31, 2017 - 06:21
Ultimately, the mess ended up before the Oregon Court of Appeals , which at long last issued its final ruling yesterday. The Kleins filed their appeal previous year .
Rajinikanth to end suspense over political debut shortly
Dec 31, 2017 - 06:08
The superstar of Tamil cinema has kept his fans, fellow actors and political commentators on tenterhooks for several months now. The South Superstar said, "In next assembly elections , I will form a party and will contest all constituencies in Tamil Nadu".