The complete board of Time’s Up, a non-profit group that gives authorized and monetary assist to victims of sexual harassment, has introduced this weekend that they’re stepping down, simply days after the CEO resigned when her function within the Andrew Cuomo sexual harassment scandal got here to gentle.
The board contains plenty of Hollywood A-listers like Shonda Rhimes, Eva Longoria and Ashley Judd. Judd is one in every of 4 members staying on to assist in a clean transition to a wholly new board. The board issued their assertion over the weekend saying that they “are prepared for brand new management.”
“The nonprofit has been rocked by scandal in latest weeks after it emerged its leaders suggested disgraced ex-New York Gov. Cuomo’s administration after he was first accused of sexual misconduct final yr,” reported the New York Submit.
An investigation by the Democratic legal professional common of New York discovered that Cuomo had sexually harassed a minimum of 11 girls. He has since resigned, as of final month.
Time’s Up CEO Tina Tchen and Time’s Up Authorized Protection Fund chairwoman Roberta Kaplan each resigned due to their roles within the Cuomo scandal.
“Kaplan resigned after the investigation discovered she had been concerned in efforts to attempt to discredit Cuomo’s first public accuser, Lindsey Boylan,” in keeping with the outlet.
And Tchen, who beforehand had been First Girl Michelle Obama’s chief of employees, resigned after textual content messages confirmed that she had discouraged the leaders of the group from saying something publicly about Boylan’s allegations.
The group was based in 2018 following accusations and revelations about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and the expansion of the “Me too” motion.