Tina M. Tchen Quoted in Law.com Article, “Legal Heavy Hitters Line Up Behind ‘Time’s Up’ Launch”
Tina M. Tchen was quoted on January 3, 2017 in a Law.com article, “Legal Heavy Hitters Line Up Behind ‘Time’s Up’ Launch,” which discussed the “Time’s Up” Legal Defense Fund, spearheaded by Tina Tchen to fight sexual harassment in the workplace and provide legal assistance for those who have experienced sexual misconduct. The article stated, “The National Women’s Law Center, which will administer the defense fund, will also help subsidize the costs for lawyers and communications professionals representing individuals who have experienced sexual harassment, abuse or assault during their careers. So far the fund has raised more than $13 million from over 200 donors, including actresses Jennifer Aniston and Meryl Streep, author and producer Shonda Rhimes and other agencies and organizations. After sexual abuse allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and other film industry leaders came to light, conferences and conversations were held to discuss ways to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.”
Tchen added, “One of the missing pieces in those conversations was finding ways to provide women with limited means the opportunity to have quality legal representation. Either on the legal bullying side that you saw documented in some of the news reports that happens to victims after they come forward or for victims who know don’t know what their rights are and can’t assert them, clearly we needed an ability to get folks—especially low-income workers—a way to access legal resources.”
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