The New Year began with an action plan announced by powerful women in Hollywood, to end sexual harassment and work toward equality in all work places. Westwood One Correspondent Jim Roope reports Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes and Jennifer Aniston, are among hundreds of Hollywood women who have formed an anti-harassment coalition called Time’s Up.
The initiative www.timesupnow.com was launched Monday with an open letter vowing support for women in the entertainment business and beyond, from janitors to health care workers. Time’s Up will include a legal defense fund and will advocate for legislation combating workplace harassment.
Time’s Up also is backing the movement for women to wear black, in solidarity with those who have been sexually harassed, at Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony.