The National Women’s Law Center, which houses and administers the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, has dropped SKDKnickerbocker.
The move comes in the aftermath of the August 26 resignation of Time’s Up CEO Tina Tchen due to her close ties with former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who faces sexual harassment allegations from 11 women.
In a review of its operations, NWLC decided to shift power back to survivors and away from institutions.
To highlight the independence of its work, NWLC is bringing the PR function in-house in a timeframe that ensures it does not disrupt the pipeline of support that it is currently providing survivors, according to its statement.
The organization is “grateful to the dedicated and passionate team at SKDK who worked with the Fund; they took on dozens of individual cases as well as recruited other PR professionals to the network and helped us scale PR services.”
The firm’s “continued commitment to finding pathways for survivors’ stories to be heard—and holding the media accountable for doing so—has been unparalleled.”
Stagwell Group owns SKDK.