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Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5M to Time's Up after pay controversy

Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5M to Time's Up after pay controversy
From CBC - January 13, 2018

Mark Wahlberg says he's donating $1.5 million US to Time's Up after controversy erupted over the pay he received for re-shooting scenes in the film All The Money In The World.

Two reports saidWahlbergwas paid significantlymore than co-star Michelle Williams to return for extra filming after Kevin Spacey was erased from the film. Wahlbergappeared to confirm his pay Saturday in a social media post about the donation.

"Over the last few days, my reshoot fee for All The Money In The World has become an important topic of conversation," he said in a statement posted on Twitter. "I 100% support the fight for fair pay and I am donating the $1.5M to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams' name."

USA Today reported earlier this week thatWahlbergwas paid $1.5 million for the 10 days ofre-shoots, while Williams got less than $1,000 in per diems for the same work.

Time's Up is a newly formed organization backed by hundreds of women in the entertainment industry, including Oprah, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston. Its legal fund is geared toward helping combat sexual harassment in workplaces across the U.S.

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