$22 mil­lion in fund

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - NATION -

NEW YORK — A dol­lar store cashier from Brook­lyn. Five fire depart­ment paramedics in Chicago. An as­pir­ing singer shunned by Nash­ville’s coun­try mu­sic es­tab­lish­ment.

Thanks to a $22 mil­lion le­gal fund, they’ve now teamed up with top-notch lawyers to pur­sue #Me­Too-style sex ha­rass­ment cases that they oth­er­wise couldn’t have af­forded.

The Time’s Up Le­gal De­fense Fund was launched in Jan­uary by women from the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try. More than 780 at­tor­neys have signed up for its le­gal net­work, and more than 3,550 peo­ple have asked for help. Of the $22 mil­lion con­trib­uted to the fund by more than 21,000 donors, al­most $4 mil­lion has been com­mit­ted al­ready to more than 50 cases.

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