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Mark Wahlberg to donate All the Money reshoot payday to Time's Up fund

01.13.2018

Update: Michelle Williams put out a statement, thanking Wahlberg, WME and other women in the entertainment industry for showing support and taking action:

Today isn’t about me. My fellow actresses stood by me and stood up for me, my activist friends taught me to use my voice, and the most powerful men in charge, they listened and they acted. If we truly envision an equal world, it takes equal effort and sacrifice. Today is one of the most indelible days of my life because of Mark Wahlberg, WME and a community of women and men who share in this accomplishment. Anthony Rapp, for all the shoulders you stood on, now we stand on yours.

A few days ago, Mark Wahlberg found himself in hot water when it was revealed that his salary for the ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD reshoots was 1500x higher than that of co-star Michelle Williams. But now the actor is trying to right the ship, and he will donate all his $1.5 million in earnings to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund.

Wahlberg received heavy backlash for receiving such a large sum while Williams only received a $1000 per diem, sparking many to speak out against the wage gap in Hollywood. Wahlberg made a statement on the matter, saying he will donate all the money to Time’s Up in Williams’ name:

 Over the last few days my reshoot fee for All The Money in the World has become an important topic of conversation. I 100% support the fight for fair pay and I’m donating the $1.5 million to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams’ name.

The agency that represents both Wahlberg and Williams – WME – will also donate $500,000 to the fund, bringing the total up to $2 million. WME also put out a statement saying,

The current conversation is a reminder that those of us in a poition of influence have a responsibility to challenge inequities, including the gender wage gap. In recognition of the pay discrepancy on All The Money In The World reshoots, WME is donating an additional $500,000 to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams’ name, following our $1 million pledge to the organization earlier this month. It’s crucial that this conversation continues within our community and we are committed to being part of the solution.

The Time's Up Legal Defense Fund is dedicated to providing legal services to men and women who have been sexually abused or harassed in the workplace, with the Time's Up movement citing their mission "addresses the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential." Time's Up was founded at the beginning of 2018, with women in the entertainment industry taking to social media to voice the movement's goals and desire to give women everywhere a voice. Many men showed their support for the movement by wearing pins at the 75th Golden Globes, making it one of the most talked about parts of the evening. 

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD is in theaters now.

Source: Deadline

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