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Time's Up Board Members Shonda Rhimes, Eva Longoria to Step Down Amid Shakeup

"We see the current crisis within TIME'S UP as an important opportunity for growth and change," the organization said in a statement

Creator/Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes
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Members of the board of Time's Up, which fights for gender equality and advocates on behalf of sexual abuse victims, will step down, the group said in a release Saturday.

They include Shonda Rhimes, Eva Longoria and Jurnee Smollett. The statement said some members "of the existing board will be stepping aside over the next 30 days" to give interim CEO Monifa Bandele the ability to refocus the organization's leadership to support its mission and needs.

"We see the current crisis within TIME'S UP as an important opportunity for growth and change. TIME'S UP is ready for new leadership, and we want to move forcefully toward its new iteration," the statement said.

Time's Up Chairwoman Roberta Kaplan resigned last month after a report from the New York attorney general said she counseled Gov. Andrew Cuomo when a former adviser accused him of sexual harassment last year. Cuomo resigned last month.

Read the full story on NBCNews.com here.

Time's Up chairwoman Roberta Kaplan has resigned from the organization following a report from the New York attorney general that she aided the administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo in responding to a harassment allegation.
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