MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: More than 300 actresses, writers and directors have launched a project to help fight sexual harassment in the film industry and other workplaces.
The initiative, which is called Time’s Up, was announced via a full-page advert printed in the New York Times.
The Hollywood project is described as a ‘unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere’, news agency reported on Monday.
It comes in the wake of sexual abuse allegations by high-profile actresses against film producer Harvey Weinstein.
The campaign, which is backed by hundreds of actresses including Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, Cate Blanchett, Eva Longoria and Emma Stone, has already raised more than $13 million of its $15 million target.
The money raised will be used to fund legal support for both female and male victims of sexual harassment at work.
The project is aimed primarily at those who are unable to meet the payments to defend themselves, such as agricultural or factory workers, caretakers and waitresses.