Since it launched, the #TimesUp movement has been gaining a lot of attention. A GoFundMe site for the movement had earned more than $19.3 million toward its $19.5 million goal as of January 28. According to Glamour, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend donated $200,000 to the cause in honor of the USA Gymnastics Team.
The donation comes just after former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for criminal sexual conduct. More than 150 women — many of them Team USA gymnasts — accused Nassar of ongoing sexual abuse. Glamour reports Chrissy and John made an offline donation on Saturday. The attribution read: “Chrissy Teigen and John Legend on behalf of the heroic gymnasts of the USA Gymnastics Team.”
This isn’t the first time Chrissy has showed support to the gymnasts and other survivors speaking out against Nassar. Before McKayla Maroney made her statement in court, Chrissy tweeted that McKayla was bound by a non-disclosure agreement after Nassar settled a sexual abuse claim, barring her from speaking out against Nassar. In the tweet, Chrissy offered to pay any fine McKayla incurred should she break that non-disclosure agreement.
“The entire principle of this should be fought – an NDA to stay quiet about this serial monster with over 140 accusers, but I would be absolutely honored to pay this fine for you, McKayla,” she tweeted.