Big update by women in the entertainment industry to take the #Metoo movement and put it into action. The legal aspect is the biggest point of differentiation - $13M raised to connect legal resources with blue collar women who struggle with harassment and have limited or no recourse (until now). Thank you #TimesUp
The initiative includes:
— 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.
— Legislation to penalize companies that tolerate persistent harassment, and to discourage the use of nondisclosure agreements to silence victims.
— A drive to reach gender parity at studios and talent agencies that has already begun making headway.
— And a request that women walking the red carpet at the Golden Globes speak out and raise awareness by wearing black.