As Time’s Up Leader Resigns, Survivors Call on Nonprofit to Re-Examine Its Mission

Roberta Kaplan resigned Monday after the group was criticized for ties to Andrew Cuomo, but survivors say that’s not enough

As sexual harassment accusations led to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s resignation on Tuesday, the scandal has now spread into the respected Time’s Up organization, with critics saying the mission of the advocacy group needs to be reexamined after the revelation that members of its leadership helped Cuomo strategize his response to accusers.

The resignation on Monday of Time’s Up board co-chair Roberta Kaplan came after a collective cry of indignation by a group of 47 survivors over the fact that she and Time’s Up President Tina Tchen were named in an investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James for aiding Cuomo and his office on how to respond to the accusations — and retaliate against accusers.

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Antoinette Siu

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