Within the wake of a public outcry over the pay hole in Hollywood, Mark Wahlberg and his company William Morris Endeavor are committing $2 million to the Timeâs Up Authorized Protection Fund.
The donation is in recognition of the pay discrepancy duringÂ the reshoots for All the Money in the World,Â in keeping with a press release supplied to USA TODAY by WME spokespersonÂ Marie Sheehy Saturday.Â
Wahlberg has pledged his $1.5 million charge andÂ WME has donated $500,000. Each donations can be made in Michelle Williamsâ title.
âOver the previous few days my reshoot charge for All of the Cash within the WorldÂ has grow to be an necessary subject of dialog,” Wahlberg mentioned within the assertion.Â “I 100% assist the battle for honest pay and Iâm donating the $1.5M to the Timeâs Up Authorized Protection Fund in Michelle Williamsâ title.â
WME mentioned the dialog over the pay discrepancy is “a reminder that these of us ready of affect have a accountability to problem inequities, together with the gender wage hole.”
“Itâs essential that this dialog continues inside our neighborhood and we’re dedicated to being a part of the answer,” the corporate’s assertion continued.
In an unique report,Â USA TODAY first reported the pay discrepancy Tuesday, revealingÂ Williams was paid an $80 per diem totaling lower than $1,000 for the reshoots whereas WahlbergÂ was paid $1.5 million. That math works out to Williams being paid lower than one-tenth of 1% of her male co-star.
WMEÂ represented each Wahlberg and Williams throughout negotiations for All of the Cash within the World, together with the movie’s reshoots.
InÂ their assertion, WME famous the $500,000 donation in Williams’Â title is along with theÂ $1 million pledge the corporate made to the group earlier this month.
USA TODAY reported Thursday that Wahlberg exercised a co-star approval clause in his contract and refused to approveÂ Christopher Plummer as a alternative for Kevin Spacey in All of the Cash within the World except he was paid over one million .
The reshoots befell in EuropeÂ over the Thanksgiving vacation after All theÂ CashÂ star Kevin Spacey, who performed billionaire J. Paul Getty within the movie, becameÂ embroiled in a sexual misconduct scandal final fall.
The pay hole controversy prompted an outcry in Hollywood, with stars like Jessica Chastain and Eva Longoria and moreÂ expressing outrage over the information on social media.
On Thursday night time, Olivia Munn roasted Wahlberg from the stage of the Critics’ Choice Awards throughout a sarcastic toast section.
Contributing: Andrea Mandell
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