Rose McGowan Says Time’s Up Organization Is Front For “Human Traffickers,” Calls Out Hollywood Actresses Like Brie Larson, Natalie Portman, Marisa Tomei Who Support It

Charmed and Planet Terror actress Rose McGowan claimed that the Time’s Up organization, which latched itself onto the #MeToo movement is a front for human traffickers.

McGowan made the claims on Twitter in reaction to an article from the New York Post that claimed the charity is spending most of its donations on salaries and events rather than actually helping women who are the victims of sexual harassment. 

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The Post reported that “the Time’s Up Foundation and Time’s Up Now Inc., raised $3,670,219 in 2018, its founding year, but spent $1,407,032 on salaries and only $312,001 on the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund for people who have experienced sexual harassment.”

They went on to state that the organization “co-sponsored a retreat at the Ojai Valley Inn, a luxury resort and spa north of Los Angeles. The retreat was domination by agents from the Creative Artists Agency (CAA), who apparently had difficulty deciding on what the core mission should be.”

As for the organizations other expenses, The New York Post reported, “Time’s Up Now spent $288,007 on advertising, and $940,328 on ‘legal’ costs, with the majority of that figure ($719,522) going to Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, a multinational law firm with a powerful lobbying arm on Capitol Hill.”

They also reportedly spent $58,395 on travel and $112,435 on a public relations company called Rally.

The former head of the organization Lisa Borders reportedly earned $342,308 in salary in 2018, but would step down from the group’s leadership when her son was accused of sexual misconduct. The Post does not report how much of Borders salary was specifically from Time’s Up.

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Following the report, McGowan tweeted, “FRAUD ALERT! Times Up A vile PR stunt, a front for evil CAA & other human traffickers like Weinstein.”

She then added, “SHAME ON YOU. SHAME. And shame on the actresses involved in this lie. #sdkknickerbocker #anitadunn.”

McGowan specifically called out SKDKnickerbocker and Anita Dunn.

SKDKnickerbocker is a public affairs and consulting firm that works with Democrat Party politicians. The company claims on their website that they offer “unparalleled strategic communications experience to Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, philanthropic organizations, labor unions, and political committees and candidates.”

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Dunn is partner at SKDKnickerbocker who was most recently a senior advisor to former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign. She previously was a chief strategist for former President Barack Obama as well as a senior campaign advisor and the White House Communications Director.

Anita Dunn

Not only did McGowan share screenshots of the New York Post article, but she also shared a screenshot of what appears to be a direct message from a social media platform.

It reads, “What makes me mad, on a personal level, is all these people who – and you know this better than anyone – steal the courage (of people like you) and the hard work of journalists…for what? So they get some bulls*** title and 300k at some non-profit and then give speeches in front of reese witherspoon, and then deny people like tara reade, who has a massive need and a big claim against the now president elect.”

It’s unclear if this screenshot is McGowan’s writing or someone else’s that she shared.

While McGowan only specifically named SKDKnickerbocker and Anita Dunn, she made clear she was calling out all of the actresses who supported Time’s Up and the list is lengthy.

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The organizations Global Leadership Board includes Visionary Ambassador Gloria Steinem and Oprah Winfrey.

Members on the Global Leadership Board include:

  • Uzo Aduba
  • Rosanna Arquette
  • Lorrie Bartlett
  • Tarana J. Burke
  • Gretchen Carlson
  • Jessica Chastain
  • Rebecca Cokley
  • Megan Colligan
  • Maha Dakhil Jackson
  • Laura Dern
  • Lisa Eisen
  • Tracee Ellis Ross
  • Jennifer Esposito
  • Tina Exarhos
  • America Ferrera
  • Lisa Gelobter
  • Paula J. Giddings
  • Desiree Gruber
  • Sarah Harden
  • Anita Hill
  • Jeanne Holm
  • Michelle Hurd
  • Saru Jayaraman
  • Sarah Jones
  • Nancy Josephson
  • Dara Kass
  • Billie Jean King
  • Ilana Kloss
  • Sallie Krawcheck
  • Padma Lakshmi
  • Brie Larson
  • Nancy E. Lefkowitz
  • Heven Ley
  • Carmen LoBue
  • Dyllan McGee
  • Carolyn McGourty Supple
  • Monica R. McLemore
  • Alyssa Milano
  • Janelle Monáe
  • Julianne Moore
  • Kathy Najimy
  • Amy Nauiokas
  • Sharon Nelles
  • Meredith O’Sullivan Wasson
  • Holly Peterson
  • Ai-jen Poo
  • Natalie Portman
  • Mónica Ramírez
  • Alysia Reiner
  • Kate Rigg
  • Angela Robinson
  • Jane Rosenthal
  • Becca Roux
  • Amy Schumer
  • Leslie Silva
  • Sukhinder Singh Cassidy
  • Megan Smith
  • Stacy L. Smith
  • Joey Soloway
  • Mira Sorvino
  • Ronnie Dickerson Stewart
  • Karla Souza
  • Amber Tamblyn
  • Keleigh Thomas Morgan
  • Tessa Thompson
  • Marisa Sophia Tomei
  • Lena Waithe
  • Kerry Washington
  • Paula Weinstein
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Kathryn S. Wylde
  • Sara Ziff

The Time’s Up Foundation Governing Board of Directors includes Robbie Kaplan as Chair and Nina L. Shaw as Vice Chair.

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The Co-Secretaries for the company include Co-CEO of Bad Robot Katie McGrath and Shondaland CEO Shona Rhimes. The treasurer is Gabrielle Sulzberger.

Members include:

  • Esther Choo
  • Colleen DeCourcy
  • Raffi Freedman-Gurspan
  • Fatima Goss Graves
  • Christy Haubegger
  • Victoria Jackson
  • Valerie Jarrett
  • Ashley Judd
  • Michelle Kydd Lee
  • Aileen Lee
  • Cindi Leive
  • Eva Longoria
  • Ana Navarro
  • Kara Nortman
  • Dame Heather Rabbatts
  • Hilary Rosen
  • Jurnee Smollett
  • Trina Spear
  • Tina Tchen

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The actual staff of the organization sees Tina Tchen as the President and CEO.

The rest of the staff includes:

  • Jae Aron – Communications Manager
  • Monifa Bandele – Chief Operating Officer
  • Mikaela Bernstein – Operations Coordinator
  • Mariah Brown – Data and Analytics Manager
  • Gina Garapolo-Ciaccio – Executive Operations Manager
  • Stacey Ferguson – Digital Director
  • Jess Forden – Research Analyst
  • Amanda Harrington – Vice President of Communications
  • Tony Hernandez – Communications Associate
  • Tshombe Hubbard – Chief Financial Officer
  • Angie Jean-Marie – Director of Public Engagement
  • Michelle Jones – Senior Programming Manager for the Entertainment Industry
  • Ankita Kanakadandila – Policy Analyst
  • Devan King – Manager of Creative Services
  • Jennifer Klein – Chief Strategy and Policy Officer 
  • Emily Koh – Director of Strategic Initiatives
  • Alison Lee – Chief Development Officer
  • Latifa Lyles – Vice President for Advocacy and Survivor Initiatives
  • Rakeen Mabud – Director of Research and Strategy
  • Anwesha Majumder – Associate Director for Data Analysis
  • Ngoc Nguyen – Head of Entertainment Industry
  • Stephanie Odiase – Senior Manager of Research and Partnerships
  • Isabel Orbon – Director of Individual Giving
  • Lauren Powell – Vice President, Head of Health Care Industry

Jane Foster

Over 300 women initially signed onto an open letter supporting the organization. 

After calling out the actresses who support Time’s Up, McGowan tweeted a follow-up that reads, “Time’s Up Now said they’d fund my RICO lawsuit against my torturers. I am formally refusing their offer of financial help. Tomorrow I’m tearing up the contract.”

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She added, “My current lawyers won’t rep me without $$$$, but feeling clean is better.”

What do you make of McGowan’s comments? What do you make of Time’s Up use of their funds?

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