Time’s Up leader Tina Tchen has resigned following concerns about her role in working with resigned New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo following sexual harassment claims from 11 women.
“I am grateful for Times Up, and the time I’ve had,” Tchen tweeted following the breaking news in The New York Times.
I am grateful for Times Up, and the time I’ve had. pic.twitter.com/sRlUZfXnYZ
— Tina Tchen (@TinaTchen) August 26, 2021
“Yesterday, The New York Times published an in-depth piece about TIME’S UP and its leadership. While we may not agree with every assertion made by the publication, we respect journalism as one of the many ways organizations working to advance systemic change are held accountable by their communities,” Tchen said in a statement.
“We see this reporting as an opportunity to glean more insights and feedback from those who have been impacted by our organization, and we value hearing from those with varying opinions across our vast community,” she added.
The New York Times article included an in-depth account of her leadership.
— Tina Tchen (@TinaTchen) August 22, 2021
Tchen’s departure does not signal the end of the organization, however. Time’s Up plans to continue, working to select new leadership to move forward with the group’s mission to help women.