• Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022
  • Last Update : 10:24 am

Wahlberg donates $1.5 million to ‘Time’s Up’ fund

  • Published at 04:36 pm January 14th, 2018
Wahlberg donates $1.5 million to ‘Time’s Up’ fund
In the wake of the huge outcry emerged from the wage disparity on the reshoots of “All the Money in the World,” actor Mark Wahlberg and his agency William Morris Endeavor (WME) have decided to donate a whooping $2 million to the “Time's Up” fund to combat harassment and pay inequities in Hollywood. In a statement Wahlberg said, "Over the last few days my reshoot fee for ‘All the Money in the World’ has become an important topic of conversation. I 100 percent support the fight for fair pay and I’m donating the $1.5 million to the Time’s Up Legal Defence Fund in Michelle Williams’ name.” The actor’s agency WME is also making a donation of $500,000 as well, reports Hollywood Reporter. "The current conversation is a reminder that those of us in a position of influence have a responsibility to challenge inequities, including the gender wage gap," WME said in a statement. "In recognition of the pay discrepancy on the “All the Money in the World” reshoots, WME is donating an additional $500,000 to the Time’s Up Legal Defence Fund in Michelle Williams’ name, following our $1 million pledge to the organization earlier this month. It’s crucial that this conversation continues within our community and we are committed to being part of the solution,” it further added. When asked about Wahlberg and his agency’s recent move, Michelle Williams said that it was not about her: “My fellow actresses stood by me and stood up for me, my activist friends taught me to use my voice, and the most powerful men in charge, they listened and they acted. If we truly envision an equal world, it takes equal effort and sacrifice. Today is one of the most indelible days of my life because of Mark Wahlberg, WME and a community of women and men who share in this accomplishment. Anthony Rapp, for all the shoulders you stood on, now we stand on yours." Earlier, following a report of USA Today stating that while Wahlberg received an additional $1.5 million beyond his original salary for the reshoot, his co-star Williams was given an amount of $1000, the gender based wage gap between the two artists immediately stirred up a controversy. The news came at a time when Hollywood is abuzz with the new “Time’s Up” movement calling for gender equality in the entertainment domain.
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail