CAA to form legal defense fund for harassment victims

LOS ANGELES — The powerful Hollywood talent agency CAA is canceling its annual pre-Golden Globe Awards party and planning to form a legal defense fund to assist workplace harassment victims across all industries.

A person with knowledge of the plans who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly said Monday that the funds normally used for the Globes party, which would celebrate nominated clients like Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Tom Hanks the Friday before the awards on Jan. 7, will be redirected to establish the fund. CAA will downscale other Globes events as well.

The agency has also committed to establishing gender parity in its leadership by the year 2020, following the lead of ICM Partners.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

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