Taylor Swift Donates $100k to TIME’S UP Movement’s Legal Defense Fund
Taylor Swift gets a lot of hate for not speaking out about important issues going on in the world, but just because she chooses to keep quiet about certain issues doesn’t mean she doesn’t care. The 28-year-old actress clearly has a place in her heart for victims of sexual assault, especially after she was groped by a radio DJ during a meet & greet years ago, and decided to make a hefty donation of $100,000 to the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund as a result.
According to its GoFundMe page, “TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund will provide subsidized legal support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace and while in pursuit of their careers. The Fund will ultimately be housed at and administrated by the National Women’s Law Center, an established, national women’s rights legal organization.”
“A network of lawyers and public relations professionals across the country will work with the Center’s Legal Network for Gender Equity to provide assistance to those ready to stand up. Access to prompt and comprehensive legal and communications help will mean empowerment for these individuals and long term growth for our culture and communities as a whole.”
TIME’S UP is a movement that was started just several weeks ago as a way to stand in solidarity with those who have been sexually mistreated in the past and prevent sexual abuse from happening in the future. It also pushes for women to have equal opportunities, pay, etc., as men. Many female celebrities wore black to the Golden Globes and men put on TIME’S UP pins to show their support.
Taylor Swift is far from the only celebrity to make a huge donation to the legal fund, however. Just to name a few stars… Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston all gave $500,000. Oprah Winfrey donated $100,000. And Emma Stone, Natalie Portman, Jessica Chastain, Jessica Chastain, Seth Meyers and Cate Blanchett gave $50,000.