MARK WAHLBERG DONATES $1.5M TO TIME’S UP FUND FOLLOWING ‘ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD’ PAY GAP CONTROVERSY!

Outcry came from all corners when it came to light that Mark Wahlberg had been paid $1.5 million for reshoots of All The Money In The World after Christopher Plummer was brought on to replace Kevin Spacey. The problem was that his costar Michelle Williams, was paid just $1000 for the same reshoot, an astounding pay gap.

Immediately, actors like Jessica Chastain and Diane Kruger took to social media to rally around Williams, who received an Academy Award nomination last year for her role in Manchester By The Sea. In a climate where gender and pay equity are the topic of the day, the push back was loud and swift.

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Remaining silent until now, Wahlberg announced that he will donate his $1.5 million pay check to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in Williams’ name.

In a statement, Wahlberg said, “Over the last few days my reshoot 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 Defense Fund in Michelle Williams’ name.”

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, the agency representing both Williams and Wahlberg, announced its own $500,000 donation to the same fund, in Williams’ name. The talent house had previously donated $1 million to the Time’s Up fund.

Williams also broke her silence in response to Wahlberg’s donation, releasing a statement to USA Today on Saturday.

“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.”

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