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Wahlberg praised for donating some of his money to women’s initiative

The likes of Eva Longoria welcomed the donations to the fund, which will offer support to people who’ve experienced sexual assault in the workplace.

Actor Mark Wahlberg arrives for the premiere of 'Transformers: The Last Knight' on 20 June 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Picture: AFP.

NEW YORK - Mark Wahlberg has earned some praise for his move to donate the fee he received to re-shoot scenes from the movie All the Money in the World to the women’s empowerment initiative, Time’s Up.

The actor came under fire after it emerged he was paid an enormous amount more than his co-star Michelle Williams to re-do scenes that featured Kevin Spacey, who was removed from the movie in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against him.

Wahlberg released a statement saying his reshoot fee, over the past few days, has become an important topic of conversation.

He says he 100% supports the fight for fair pay and is donating the $1.5 million he received, while Williams got less than $1,000 per diem to the legal defence fund of the Time’s Up initiative in Williams’ name.

The talent agency that represents both Wahlberg and Williams also announced it will make a $500,000 donation to the fund again in Williams name.

The likes of Eva Longoria welcomed the donations to the fund, which will offer support to people who’ve experienced sexual assault in the workplace.

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