“Time’s Up” – an initiative to fight systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood

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  legislation initiatives to penalize companies that tolerate persistent harassment, and to discourage the use of nondisclosure agreements to silence victims and not at least  a request that women walking the red carpet at the Golden Globes speak out and raise awareness by wearing black. The movement was announced Monday and named “Time’s Up”, in an open letter signed by hundreds of women in show business.

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It was also published as a full-page ad in The New York Times, and in La Opinion, a Spanish-language newspaper. Women in Hollywood would respond to cascading allegations that have upended the careers of powerful men in an industry where the prevalence of sexual predation. Time’s Up members include – between others – Shonda Rhimes, the executive producer of the television series “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” actresses Ashley Judd, Eva Longoria, America Ferrera, Natalie Portman, Rashida Jones, Emma Stone, Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon; the showrunner Jill Soloway; Donna Langley, chairwoman of Universal Pictures; the lawyers Nina L. Shaw and Tina Tchen, who served as Michelle Obama’s chief of staff; and Maria Eitel, an expert in corporate responsibility who is co-chairwoman of the Nike Foundation.

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