01 Jan '18, 2pm

Top Hollywood women launch anti-harassment plan

WASHINGTON (AFP) - More than 300 major actresses and female writers, directors, agents and other entertainment executives unveiled an initiative Monday (Jan 1) to tackle pervasive sexual harassment in Hollywood and working class jobs across the United States. Time's Up includes a legal defense fund that has so far raised some US$13.4 million (S$17.9 million) of its $15 million goal to provide subsidised legal support to women and men who were sexually harassed, assaulted or abused in the workplace. The plan gives special focus to low-wage agriculture workers, housekeepers, janitors, factory workers and waitresses. "Harassment too often persists because perpetrators and employers never face any consequences," read a "letter of solidarity" on the group's website. The open letter, published as a full-page ad in The New York Times and the Spanish-language La Opinion, opens wit...

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