Mark Wahlberg Donates $1.5 Million to Time’s Up Defense Fund After Pay Controversy
Mark Wahlberg has donated $1.5 million to the Time’s Up legal defense fund.
The move comes after it emerged that the actor was paid $1.5 million to reshoot scenes for All The Money in the World.
Mark Wahlberg’s female co-star, Michelle Williams, was paid $80 a day for the extra work.
Scenes had to be reshot after Kevin Spacey was removed from the completed movie following the allegations of assault and inappropriate behavior against him.
The Time’s Up legal defense fund will offer support to people who have experienced harassment, abuse or assault in the workplace.
The campaign is a movement against harassment that was founded at the start of January as a response to recent harassment allegations in the media, film, and broadcasting.
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The issue of harassment and abuse has risen in prominence after allegations were made in 2017 against figures such as Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey.
In December 2017, Time magazine named the “Silence Breakers” as its “Person of the Year”.
The “Silence Breakers” were women and men who spoke out against abuse and harassment.
In 2017, the #MeToo hashtag led to women and men from all walks of life opening up on social media about their experiences of these issues.
Last week, at the Golden Globes awards ceremony, stars such as Oprah Winfrey spoke candidly about the discrimination that women face.
The issue of the equal pay and a “gender pay gap” has become a prominent issue across many sectors in recent months.