Wahlberg agreed to donate USD 2 million to #TimesUp Fund after pay disparity

Vastavam web: Actor Mark Wahlberg and his agency William Morris Endeavor have agreed to donate USD 2 million in Michelle Williams’ name to the #TimesUp Fund after pay disparity between the duo’s reshoot fee on “All The Money In The World” led to public outcry.The news comes after a report, originally published by The Washington Post, and later by USA Today, claimed Wahlberg earned USD 1.5 million, while Williams made less than USD 1,000.”In recognition of the pay discrepancy on the ‘All the Money in the World’ reshoots, WME is donating an additional USD 500,000 to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in Michelle Williams’ name, following our USD 1 million pledge to the organisation earlier this month.

“It’s crucial that this conversation continues within our community and we are committed to being part of the solution,” they said.Praising Wahlberg, Williams issued a statement saying she was happy that “the most powerful men in charge” listened and made an effort to bridge the pay gap.”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,” she said.SAG-AFTRA also stepped in to explore the pay disparity between the two actors on the re-shoots of the Ridley Scott film.