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Wahlberg gives up $1.5m in Spacey film pay row

Mark Wahlberg will donate the $1.5m (?1m) he made for reshoots of Ridley Scott's All The Money In The World to the anti-sexual harassment campaign Time's Up.
The actor decided to donate his pay after reports emerged that co-star Michelle Williams had been paid less than $1,000 (€728) for the same reshoots, which were called after director Scott decided to replace Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against the House Of Cards star.
Plummer and Williams were nominated for Golden Globes for their performances.
Wahlberg gives up $1.5m in Spacey film pay row

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Williams, who was reportedly paid substantially less than Wahlberg, has thanked her co-star
Wahlberg said: "Over the last few days my re-shoot fee for All The Money In The World has become an important topic of conversation."I 100% support the fight for fair pay and I'm donating the $1.5m to the Time's Up Legal Defence Fund in Michelle Williams' name."Another $500,000 (€364,000) will be donated to Time's Up by talent agency William Morris Endeavours (WME), which represents Williams and Wahlberg."We are committed to being part of the solution," it said in a statement.
Wahlberg gives up $1.5m in Spacey film pay row

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The reshoots were necessary after Christopher Plummer (left) replaced Kevin Spacey
Williams praised the move by Wahlberg and WME, and paid tribute to actor Anthony Rapp who opened the floodgates for accusers to come forward when he alleged he was 14 when Spacey sexually harassed him.In a statement, Williams said: "Today isn't about me. My fellow actresses stood by me and stood up for me, my activist friends taught me to use my voice and the most powerful men in charge, they listened and they acted."If we truly envision an equal world, it takes equal effort and sacrifice. Today is one of the most indelible days of my life because of Mark Wahlberg, WME and a community of women and men who share in this accomplishment. Anthony Rapp, for all the shoulders you stood on, now we stand on yours."Time's Up was launched by hundreds of leading Hollywood women on New Year's Day to address "the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential".
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It also aims to generate a fund to provide legal support to people who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.It followed the #MeToo movement, which encouraged victims to speak out in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal - and took the 75th annual Golden Globes awards ceremony by storm last week.
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