TIME’S UP Calls on Lincoln Project to Release Employees from NDAs

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Amid mounting allegations of sexual misconduct against one of the founders of The Lincoln Project, John Weaver, multiple employees have since announced their resignation from the organization. The anti-Trump group sparked further backlash when it tweeted screenshots of private online messages between a former senior advisor and a reporter at The 19th regarding the organization’s workplace culture.

Since then, six former employees have issued an open letter, demanding to be released from nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) in order to “aid the press, public and our donors in answering questions relevant to the public interest.”

Tina Tchen, president and CEO of TIME’S UP Now, provided the following statement:

“We are heartbroken to hear about the culture of harassment and abuse that was perpetuated by former Lincoln Project leader John Weaver. His behavior is inexcusable, as is the behavior of all those who knew about his abhorrent actions and did nothing to stop it.”

“TIME’S UP demands the remaining leadership of The Lincoln Project provide accountability and transparency by releasing all current and former employees from NDAs and conducting a thorough and independent investigation. The young men who bravely came forward about what they endured deserve nothing less.”

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