Former Charmed actress and #MeToo activist Rose McGowan blasted the Time’s Up foundation after news that the charity spent big on staff salaries and less than 10% of donation money on helping victims of sexual assault in the workplace.
McGowan slammed the organization as a “fraud” and shamed the high-profile actresses who are members of the board in a late-night tweet on Tuesday.
“FRAUD ALERT! @TimesUp A vile PR stunt, a front for evil CAA & other human traffickers like Weinstein. SHAME ON YOU. SHAME. And shame on the actresses involved in this lie,” she wrote.
American Update reported on Monday that the star-studded foundation raked in $3,670,219 in 2018, but only spent $312,001 in donations on the legal defense of women sexually harassed in the workplace.
The rest of the money was allocated to luxury conferences, legal fees, and travel, with an astonishing $1,407,032 paid out to staff salaries. CEO Lisa Borders, the former WNBA president, received $342,308 in compensation despite leaving four months into the year, after her son was accused of sexual misconduct.
FRAUD ALERT! @TimesUp A vile PR stunt, a front for evil CAA & other human traffickers like Weinstein. SHAME ON YOU. SHAME. And shame on the actresses involved in this lie. #sdkknickerbocker #anitadunn pic.twitter.com/8ruL4O44Lu
— Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) December 2, 2020
In a follow-up tweet, McGowan said the organization offered to help her fight a suit against her alleged abusers, but she will be refusing their help.
“@TIMESUPNOW 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,” she posted. “My current lawyers won’t rep me without $$$$, but feeling clean is better.”
In a 2017 interview, McGowan revealed that she had been a victim of sexual assault in 1997 by disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein, who she claimed paid her off with a $100,000 settlement.