Moonves’ negotiated exit shows the power of #TimesUp
Since then, the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund has raised more than $22 million to help women fight cases of sexual harassment. The fund, housed and administered by the National Women’s Law Center, has so far received more than 3,000 requests from women seeking help with harassment in their own workplaces. […] “We’ve seen a great outpouring of people looking for help,” says Sharyn Tejani, director of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund. “It’s people who have been harassed or assaulted at work years ago and are finally coming forward, it’s people who have had something happen to them at work and are not sure at all what to do … So it’s across the map, what we’re seeing.” From there, Tejani says more than 700 attorneys have worked with Time’s Up to provide free initial consultations for victims. In some cases, Time’s Up works with attorneys to fund these cases as they make their way to court.