Hollywood women fight sexual abuse

Taylor Swift Contributes to Times Up Legal Fund

Taylor Swift Contributes to Times Up Legal Fund

Time's Up also vows to fight for 'a significant increase of women in positions of leadership and power across industries'.

A legal defense fund, backed by $13 million in donations, to help less privileged women-like janitors, nurses and workers at farms, factories, restaurants and hotels-protect themselves from sexual misconduct and the fallout from reporting it.

More than 300 actresses, writers and directors have launched a project to help fight sexual harassment in the film industry and other workplaces.

With an explicit thank you to those women for their call and support, the organizers from the entertainment industry behind the "Time's Up" effort say it's imperative to elevate the struggles of all working women.

The legal fund is just one focus of a wider initiative called Times Up, reportedly started by four female agents at CAA.

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Guardiola also spoke about the game that ended his record with City and the performance of his goalkeeper, Ederson. The 20-year-old went off the pitch in tears at Selhurst Park after picking up the injury early in the first half.

Revealing the plan in an open letter, which also ran as a full-page ad in the New York Times - includes a "legislation to penalise companies that tolerate persistent harassment, and to discourage the use of nondisclosure agreements to silence victims", and a "drive to reach gender parity at studios and talent agencies that has already begun making headway". Signatories include actresses America Ferrera, Rashida Jones, Ashley Judd, Eva Longoria, Natalie Portman, Kerry Washington, and Reese Witherspoon, as well as showrunners Shonda Rhimes and Jill Soloway.

"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".

"It's very hard for us to speak righteously about the rest of anything if we haven't cleaned our own house", producer Shonda Rhimes told the Times.

The goal is to provide subsidized legal support to those who have faced harassment or assault in the workplace.

The meetings reportedly began in October, shortly after Harvey Weinstein was first accused of sexual assault. "It's time to do something about it", the group's website declares.

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