Time’s Up CEO Resigned After Son Was Accused of Sexual Assault

Lisa Borders president and CEO of Time's Up speaks onstage during the 2018 New York Times Dealbook on Nov. 1 2018 in New York City

Time's Up confirms its CEO resigned over son's sexual assault allegations

The leader of the Time's Up group set up past year to fight sexual harassment resigned after her own son was accused of sexual misconduct, the organization said on Friday.

The 36-year-old allegedly touched her genitalia, kissed her neck and rubbed his erect but clothed penis against her - leaving Gellert feeling "violated". She told the newspaper that Borders' son was sexually inappropriate with her during a healing session she solicited.

The group said: "Time's Up unequivocally supports all survivors of sexual harassment and abuse". Borders reportedly chose to resign within 24 hours of informing the organization and they "agreed that it was the right decision for all parties involved".

Lisa Borders, 61, announced Monday she had resigned "with deep regret" as president and CEO of the gender equality initiative to "address family concerns".

In a post on Facebook, Gellert said she came forward with the allegations as she didn't "want it to happen to anyone else..."

An attorney for Bowden, Alan Jackson, later disputed Gellert's account and showed The Times a text exchange in which Gellert thanked Bowden for what she called a "gentle and authentic and loving" massage.

"Lisa Borders informed members of Time's Up leadership that sexual assault allegations had been made against her son in a private forum".

"All of our actions were fully guided by our support for survivors", the second statement said.

The chief executive of Time's Up, the movement which rose in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal, resigned from her position Friday following allegations of misconduct against her son.

Borders reportedly brought the allegations to the Time's Up board, who agreed the situation nullified her ability to lead the movement.

"Our COO, Rebecca Goldman, will serve as interim CEO while we conduct an executive search".

Prior to joining Time's Up, Lisa Borders served as president of the Women's National Basketball Association and vice president of global community affairs at Coca-Cola, Fox News reported.

Time's Up was founded in January 2018 after a number of powerful men in the entertainment industry were accused of sexual misconduct.

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