US actresses praise British ‘sisters’ for standing behind Times Up at 2018 Baftas

US actresses praise British 'sisters' for standing behind Times Up at 2018 Baftas
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US actresses including Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington have praised their UK ‘sisters’ for leading the Times Up charge at the 2018 Baftas.

‘Time. Is. Up. And we are global! #TimesUp #BAFTA,’ tweeted Kerry on Sunday night in reply to a tweet from Bafta which read: ‘Tonight, black is not just for the red carpet.

‘Tonight, at the #BAFTAs and beyond, we wear black to say #TIMESUP on workplace abuse, inequality and harassment. Tonight, join us in your homes, your community and on social media as we show the world #WHYWEWEARBLACK.’

Reese, who was behind the Times Up movement in the US, added: ‘So happy to see my sisters making @TIMESUPNOW a Global Campaign.’

Over 190 women working in the entertainment industry, including actresses Emma Watson, Jodie Whittaker, Naomie Harris and Sienna Miller, signed their names to a powerful open letter in support of Time’s Up ahead of the 2018 Baftas.

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Led by Gemma Arterton, the letter was also signed by Carey Mulligan, Rebel Wilson, Emilia Clarke and Olivia Colman, and it calls for an end to harassment and abuse due to an ‘imbalance of power’ across all industries.

The women have also funded a new fund, the UK Justice and Equality Fund which, like Time’s Up, aims to create a network of expert advice and support, and to provide access to legal support for anyone subjected to sexual violence and abuse at work.

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