Emma Watson has donated £1 million to anti-sexual harassment campaign.
Emma Watson, actress and campaigner, is campaigning again. This time with the aim of ending sexual harassment in the UK. Watson and other high profile actors are supporting to “end the culture of harassment, abuse and impunity”.
Waston confirmed to The Telegraph that she had made the huge sum to the UK Justice and Equality fund several days ago. She has since been joined by other stars such as Tom Hiddleston, Emma Thomspon and Keira Knightley who have all made significant donations, which has an aim of raising £2 million via crowdfunding, to the organisation.
It is the UK’s response to Time’s Up
It is being viewed as the UK’s response to the US Time’s Up campaign, which emerged from the sexual abuse allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. This also follows shortly after the open letter that was penned and published via The Guardian making a call to end sexual harassment.
This open letter was signed by a huge amount of stars including, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet, Gwendoline Christie and Emma Watson herself. This also comes ahead of the Bafta Awards this Sunday where the signatories of the letter intend to wear black dresses as a sign of solidarity and support to the protest in America during the Golden Globes.
The BAFTAS will take place on Sunday, February 18th, 9 pm local time and is to be held at The Royal Albert Hall.