Anti-harassment group ‘Time’s Up’ launched by Hollywood insiders to support victims
More than 300 members of the entertainment business, including Hollywood elites Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, signed a “letter of solidarity” Monday launching a coalition working to combat harassment in the workplace “across all industries.”
Per their website, the initiative called “Time’s Up” was designed to lend support to victims, bring about legislative change and to raise legal funds “to help survivors of sexual assault and harassment across all industries challenge those responsible for the harm against them and give voice to their experiences.”
“From movie sets to farm fields to boardrooms alike, we envision nationwide leadership that reflects the world in which we live,” the website said.
“We remain committed to holding our own workplaces accountable, pushing for swift and effective change to make the entertainment industry a safe and equitable place for everyone, and telling women’s stories through our eyes and voices with the goal of shifting our society’s perception and treatment of women,” according to the letter.
The group reportedly was spurred on by the recently revealed allegations of sexual assault and harassment rocking the entertainment business, including disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Following the revelations, the women said they received a “powerful and compassionate message” of unity from the National Farmworker Women’s Alliance, who shared their own experiences of harassment.
“To the members of Alianza and farmworker women across the country, we see you, we thank you, and we acknowledge the heavy weight of our common experience of being preyed upon, harassed, and exploited by those who abuse their power and threaten our physical and economic security,” the letter from “Time’s Up” read.
Since the launch Monday morning, several other entertainers have donated and shared their support.
Justin Timberlake tweeted, “No more accepting sexual harassment and inequality at work as normal. It’s NOT normal. #TIMESUP”Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to email@example.com