Ava DuVernay, Geena Davis, Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon Support Legal Defense Fundraising Auction
Hollywoodreporter.com: Time's Up has launched a fundraising auction in collaboration with eBay to benefit its legal defense fund, which connects victims of sexual abuse and harassment to legal resources. Among the stars who donated items to the auction are Ava DuVernay, Geena Davis, Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon.
Experiences include spending a day with DuVernay at her creative campus in Los Angeles; a coffee date with Davis; a meet-and-greet with Witherspoon at the Big Little Lies season two premiere; and a meet-and-greet with Washington at her Broadway show American Son.
Other experiences in the auction include Tribeca Film Festival passes, tickets to Broadway productions, the chance to attend red carpet premieres, concerts, a Will & Grace taping, a VIP tour of the Capitol Records Building and a night out at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, to name a few.
Signed memorabilia will also be featured. Among the items up for auction are an autographed photo, tour booklet and t-shirt from Ed Sheeran; an original dress designed by Zac Posen; and a Stranger Things season two poster signed by the series' creators.
All of the proceeds will support the Time's Up legal fund.
The organization was established in early 2018 by a group of Hollywood professionals in response to the #MeToo movement. Time's Up is dedicated to shifting the paradigm of workplace culture.
Its legal defense fund, administered by the National Women’s Law Center, connects those who have experienced sexual misconduct and retaliation in the workplace with legal and PR assistance.