Anti-harassment organization Time’s Up, launched five years ago to much fanfare among Hollywood personalities and political players at the start of the #MeToo movement, will cease operations in the coming days.
The decision comes after months of tumultuous stretches for the organization, stirred by revelations that leadership had an undisclosed connection to former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that complicated its row over sexual harassment allegations against the political figure. The controversy led to the ouster of Time Up leader Tina Chen in August 2021. In November 2021, a series of layoffs were announced, with Time’s Up promising a “major recast”.
The Associated Press reported that board chair Gabriel Sulzberger announced the upcoming changes to the organization. Time’s Up will transfer its remaining funds to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, ceasing all other activities, the release said.
Time up could not immediately be reached for comment.
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