Outlander star Caitriona Balfe auctioning off Golden Globes dress for Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund
Earlier this month Caitriona Balfe joined many other women and men at the Golden Globes in supporting the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund and the Me Too movement, opting to wear black on the red carpet in solidarity and support of the cause.
Now, Balfe is taking the next step to pay things forward. In a new post on Twitter (see HERE), the Outlander star confirmed that she is auctioning off the dress that she wore at the Globes to raise even more money for the fund. The list also includes the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Elisabeth Moss, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Dakota Johnson, Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, and many others. There are also auctions going on for many tuxedos worn by men on the evening, including Neil Patrick Harris, Hugh Jackman, and show host Seth Meyers.
We don’t have to go into much detail here to describe why the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund is critical to restoring equality in the workplace — we’ve lived for far too long in a world where one gender fosters an environment of control over the other, and when many do not feel as though they have an outlet who truly has their back. This fund works to change that and give those without a voice a chance to have one. It’s support for the sake of a better, more prosperous future. We applaud Caitriona and all of the designers for contributing to this auction.
Given how important this movement is and also the love of Hollywood fashion that is out there, we certainly imagine that some of these auctions are going to prove to be rather popular over the course of the coming days. This particular auction is set to run until Friday, so you have a little bit of time to vote if you’ve got the necessary funds.
Meanwhile, Balfe and much of the Outlander cast are currently working hard on the fourth season of the show — as a result of this, the hope is that they will be able to attend some more awards ceremonies in the future. The quality of the series absolutely merits it.