Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s amazing act of generosity ahead of Grammys

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend made a generous gesture to show their solidarity with the Time’s Up movement.

The couple donated $200,000 to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund at a pre-Grammys gala on Saturday “on behalf of the heroic gymnasts of the USA Gymnastics Team.”

The fund provides “subsidised legal support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace and while in pursuit of their careers," Page Six reports .

Stars wore a white rose to show their support for the Time’s Up movement, which was started by Hollywood A-listers in response to the outpouring of horrific stories from ordinary women documenting their sexual assault and harassment claims.




Time’s Up was launched to provide survivors of sexually inappropriate behaviour in the workplace the funds they need to fight for justice.

It came after the Harvey Weinstein scandal engulfed Hollywood, leaving alleged victims of the shamed movie mogul finally free to tell their stories.

Now the same scrutiny is being given to the music industry, which the Grammys celebrates at New York’s Madison Square Garden.



According to TMZ, florists in Manhattan were swamped with orders for pristine white roses so that the stars could s how their solidarity with the Time’s Up campaign.

It reports that the Warner Music Group ordered 100 stems, while another shop owner scrambled to fulfil an order for 50,000 blooms.



Rita Ora and Sam Smith showed their support for anti-sexual harassment campaigns with their choice of outfits.

The pair joined the likes of Cardi B, Lady Gaga and Kelly Clarkson in sporting a white rose as they arrived at the 60th Grammys.

Ora pinned her rose – picked by campaigners for its symbolism with hope, peace, sympathy and resistance – to the lower shoulder of her black structured gown while Smith paired his with a forest green suit.

New York City’s mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray also wore the roses while stars Dua Lipa and Halsey previously said they would also show their backing.

Gaga was in a lace black bodysuit with full skirt while Cardi B clutched her white rose in her hand.



James Corden also donned a white rose with pride as host of the glittering awards ceremony.

The simple idea comes after Hollywood stars donned all-black outfits for the Golden Globes to protest against sexual harassment.

The campaign was launched on Wednesday after a group of music executives came up with the idea and comes weeks after Hollywood stars wore black at the Golden Globes in a similar protest.

Speaking on the red carpet, Sting spoke about Time’s Up and Me Too, telling the BBC it was "an important conversation".

He added: "It’s a time of learning and hopefully, eventually, a time of healing."

Pop singer Kesha is expected to give a nod to the campaigns during a performance at the ceremony which is being billed as a battle between Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z for the top awards.

His wife Beyonce gave fans an early preview of her red carpet outfit as she posted a series of photos on Instagram showing her in a metallic gown.

Early winners at the Grammys included Ed Sheeran whose record-breaking album Divide picked up the pop vocal prize while Bruno Mars and Lamar have already collected multiple awards each.

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Source: https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/chrissy-teigen-john-legend-grammys-11931245

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