THE boss of the Time’s Up anti-abuse group has quit after her son was accused of sexual assault.
Lisa Borders, 61, announced she was resigning “with deep regret to address family concerns”.
AP:Associated Press Lisa Borders has stepped down from her role with Time’s Up after just four months
It then emerged her life coach son Garry “Dijon” Bowden Jr allegedly carried out obscene acts on a woman during a massage in January.
Bowden refutes the allegations and has provided texts, said to have been sent by the woman, saying the session was “gentle and authentic and loving”.
But Borders met her board and stood down, just four months after becoming president and chief exec.
The group said yesterday: “Time’s Up unequivocally supports all survivors of sexual harassment and abuse.
“On Friday, Lisa Borders informed members of Time’s Up leadership that sexual assault allegations had been made against her son in a private forum. Within 24 hours, Lisa made the decision to resign.
“We agreed that it was the right decision for all parties involved.
“All our actions were fully guided by our support for survivors.”
Former Coca-Cola executive Borders said: “As Time’s Up continues to grow, I am proud of the work I have done to shepherd its continued development.
“Unfortunately, it is with deep regret that I must resign.”
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More than 1,000 women formed the group in January 2018 in response to abuse allegations against powerful men such as film boss Harvey Weinstein.
Prominent members include actresses Emma Watson and Salma Hayek.
Chief operating officer Rebecca Goldman will serve as interim chief exec.
AP:Associated Press Time’s UP was formed in response to allegations against Harvey Weinstein
AFP Beauty and the Beast actress Emma Watson is a member of Time’s Up
Getty – Contributor Actress Salma Hayek is another high profile member of Time’s Up
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