Meltdown at Time’s Up as Tina Tchen Resigns: Can the Nonprofit Survive? | Analysis

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Meltdown at Time’s Up as Tina Tchen Resigns: Can the Nonprofit Survive? | Analysis

With the resignation of CEO Tina Tchen on Thursday, the nonprofit group Time’s Up — created to protect survivors of sexual assault — has slid from crisis to full-on catastrophe, accused of protecting the powerful rather than serving those “who have been trodden underfoot.” New revelations that the group’s leadership had been working with disgraced New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to mitigate accusations of sexual misconduct against him has exposed the group to fresh cries of betrayal and led to an existential moment unlike any in the group’s brief history. Tchen stepped down just weeks after chairwoman Roberta Kaplan resigned over her work defending Cuomo, an extraordinary collapse of credibility in the eyes of survivors and a blow to the credibility of the powerful Time’s Up board of directors that includes showrunner Shonda Rhimes, producer Katie McGrath and Hollywood power lawyer Nina Shaw. On Thursday, survivors unleashed a renewed wave of fury and pain at what they called a betrayal by the organization whose stated mission was to protect them. “This could have all been different,” said Alison Turkos, a survivor who authored a letter signed by 145 others this month demanding that Time’s Up reexamine its mission. “We went to...

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