The A-list women of Hollywood painted this year's Golden Globes' red carpet black to help draw international attention to the new Time’s Up movement — and it worked exceptionally well.
The Time’s Up GoFundMe campaign, which is intended to support victims of sexual harassment and assault by paying their legal fees, has already raised more than $16.7 million in less than a month from people all over the world — making it the most successful initiative ever on the popular crowd-sourced fundraising platform, a representative from GoFundMe told Money.
Part of the campaign's success has come from the 17,000 people who contributed smaller donations of less than $100. But many well-known actresses have also made significant contributions to Time's Up — with celebs like Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep and Jennifer Aniston each donating $500,000, according to GoFundMe.
Of the individual male celebrity donors, this year's Golden Globes host Seth Meyers has contributed the most to Time's Up with a $50,000 donation. Other notable actors who have given money to Time's Up include Gerard Butler and Edward Norton, who each gave $10,000. Comedian Aziz Ansari also donated $5,000 two weeks prior to sexual misconduct allegations against him.
Aside from the movement's big moment at the Golden Globes, where many celebrities sported pins supporting Time's Up, the campaign also made waves following the pay discrepancy between Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams for a recent film they were both in.
Controversy erupted after it was revealed Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million to reshoot scenes for the upcoming film All the Money in the World while Williams was paid less than $1,000. Shortly after the pay gap was made public, Wahlberg said he and his agency, William Morris Endeavor, would donate a combined $2 million to the fund in Williams' name. WME had previously made a separate $1 million donation to Time's Up. While Wahlberg's joint donation with WME wasn't immediately visible on the GoFundMe page, the agency confirmed that payments for the additional donations are currently being processed.
Actor Timothée Chalamet is one of several movie stars now denouncing their work in Woody Allen's films and pledging to donate their salaries to organizations that support women’s causes like Time's Up. “I want to be worthy of standing shoulder to shoulder with the brave artists who are fighting for all people to be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve,” Chalamet wrote in an Instagram post earlier this week about his plans to donate to various charities including Time's Up.
Money rounded up a list of well-known celebrities who have made donations of more than $10,000 to Time’s Up legal defense fund so far. A complete list of all the donors is available on Time's Up GoFundMe page.
Creative Artists Agency
Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg’s Wunderkinder Foundation
Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams
United Talent Agency
William Morris Endeavor
The Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Foundation
The GoFundMe Team
Calvin Klein, Inc.
Jessica Timberlake and Justin Timberlake
Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson
Joanna Newsom and Andy Samberg
Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen