Time's Up chief resigns after son accused of sexual assault

Lisa Borders

Former Time's Up president and CEO Lisa Borders. Image: Getty

Friday, February 22, 2019

The president of anti-sexual harassment movement Time's Up has resigned, after allegations of sexual assault were made against her son.

Lisa Borders revealed she was leaving the movement on Monday citing "family concerns", just four months after taking the job of president and CEO.

However, the organisation has now revealed Ms Borders left following allegations against her son.

 

 

In a statement, the group said: "Time's Up unequivocally supports all survivors of sexual harassment and abuse.

"On Friday, Lisa Borders informed members of Time's Up leadership that sexual assault allegations had been made against her son in a private forum."

 

'Right decision for all parties'

An actor wears a Time's Up wristband at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards. Image: Getty

It continued: "Within 24 hours, Lisa made the decision to resign as president and CEO of Time's Up and we agreed that it was the right decision for all parties involved.

"All our actions were fully guided by our support for survivors."

Time's Up was started in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and aims to improve workplace conditions for women and stop sexual harassment.

Ms Borders, who is a former executive at Coca-Cola and the Women's National Basketball League was unveiled as Time's Up's first president in October last year.