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High-Profile People Who Have Donated Their Salaries in Light of Time’s Up

The list continues to grow.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 13: Timothee Chalamet attends the 43rd Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards on January 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

It’s something many of us learn as children: If you mess up, learn from it, then prove you can and will do better. That’s sort of how high-profile people are approaching things in light of the Time’s Up movement, a legal defense fund and initiative meant to address “systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential.” For example? Instead of simply apologizing for naivety or ignorance, the stars of Woody Allen’s upcoming film, A Rainy Day in New York—aka Timothée Chalamet, Griffin Newman, and Rebecca Hall—are donating their salaries to organizations fighting sexual assault. Allen has long been accused of sexual abuse by his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow, and the public has been asking for answers from those who have chosen to work with him.

“I am learning that a good role isn’t the only criteria for accepting a job,” wrote Chalamet in his now-viral Instagram post. “That has become much clearer to me in the past few months, having witnessed the birth of a powerful movement intent on ending injustice, inequality, and above all, silence.” He added that rather than profit from the film, he has chosen to donate his salary to Time’s Up, The LGBT Center in New York, and RAINN (the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network). Hall and Newman also have donated their salaries to Time’s Up and RAINN, respectively. 

This group joins actor Mark Walhberg, who recently donated the $1.5 million he made while reshooting All the Money in the World to Time’s Up, after it was revealed that his costar, Michelle Williams, received just $80 a day.

Ahead, see the famous faces who are giving up their pay for the greater good, as well as the posts announcing their plans.

Her caption read:
“The day after the Weinstein accusation broke in full force I was shooting a day of work on Woody Allen’s latest movie in New York. I couldn’t have imagined somewhere stranger to be that day. When asked to do so, some seven months ago, I quickly said yes. He gave me one of my first significant roles in film for which I have always been grateful, it was one day in my hometown—easy. I have, however subsequently realized there is nothing easy about any of this. In the weeks following I have thought very deeply about this decision, and remain conflicted and saddened. After reading and re-reading Dylan Farrow’s statements of a few days ago and going back and reading the older ones—I see, not only how complicated this matter is, but that my actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed. That is not something that sits easily with me in the current or indeed any moment, and I am profoundly sorry. I regret this decision and wouldn’t make the same one today. It’s a small gesture and not one intended as close to compensation but I’ve donated my wage to @timesup. I’ve also signed up, will continue to donate, and look forward to working with and being part of this positive movement towards change not just in Hollywood but hopefully everywhere. #timesup”
Photo: Courtesy of Instagram/@rebeccahall
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