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Time’s Up CEO Tina Tchen Resigns Amid Andrew Cuomo Fallout

Time’s Up CEO Tina Tchen Resigns Amid Andrew Cuomo Fallout

Time’s Up CEO Tina Tchen has stepped down from the embattled women’s group following multiple exposes on the organization’s conflicts of interest and internal divisions.

Tchen, who signed on as CEO in 2019, announced her resignation Thursday. The move came after Time’s Up co-founder Roberta Kaplan stepped down, following reports that she had consulted New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on how to respond to allegations of sexual misconduct.

The Cuomo incident set off a tidal wave of complaints against the group, including an open letter signed by more than 100 survivors accusing Time’s Up of “abandon[ing] the very people it was supposed to champion.”

“Now is the time for Time’s Up to evolve and move forward as there is so much more work to do for women,” Tchen said in a statement after announcing she would resign. “It is clear that I am not the leader who can accomplish that in this moment.”

Tchen said that her role as president and CEO of the advocacy group since 2019 had lately become “a painful and divisive focal point,” that was disruptive to women and other activists who should be working to “fight for change are instead battling each other in harmful ways,” she said.

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