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Here's How The Time's Up Legal Defense Fund Actually Works

The fund was created to help defray the legal costs for women who've been sexually harassed. It's kind of like a matchmaking service that pairs alleged victims with local attorneys.
Actresses Ashley Judd (from left), Annabella Sciorra and Salma Hayek spoke about the Time's Up initiative at the 2018 Oscars ceremony. Source: Kevin Winter

In a small conference room in Washington, D.C., a handful of lawyers and paralegals — most of them in their 20s — process applications coming in to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund.

Hollywood has the campaign to fight sexual harassment and discrimination. One of its goals is to help defray the legal costs

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