After the Weinstein implosion, Hollywood’s insiders tried to replace #MeToo with #TimesUp. Where #MeToo was about exposing sexual misconduct by Hollywood bigwigs, #TimesUp was about diversity, representation and the assorted distractions.
That conveniently changed the conversation from sexual assault by Hollywood bosses to the need to hire more minorities.
Now #TimesUp has imploded in a very big way.
Lisa Borders, the CEO of Time’s Up, resigned from her post this week after following sexual assault allegations against her son, the gender equality group announced.
Borders initially cited “family concerns that require my singular focus” when she resigned.
“TIME’S UP unequivocally supports all survivors of sexual harassment and abuse,” the organization said in a statement. “On Friday, Lisa Borders informed members of TIME’S UP leadership that sexual assault allegations had been made against her son in a private forum. Within 24 hours, Lisa made the decision to resign as President and CEO of TIME’S UP and we agreed that it was the right decision for all parties involved.”
Borders was hired by Time’s Up in October with much fanfare. She previously served as the president of the WNBA and vice president at Coca-Cola.
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