Stone wore a one-shoulder gown while King donned a suit and sunglasses, both in black to support the Time’s Up initiative. Every generation has to fight for equality and its now Emma’s turn with her generation,” King said on the red carpet. We really have to — it’s gotta stop, it’s gotta stop now.
And we have to help each other and it’s everybody, all genders together.” To donate to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, which will provide subsidized legal support to women and men in all industries who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace, visit its Go Fund Me page.
Kramer was set to be a commentator for the game, and King threatened to call off the match at the last minute if Kramer wasn’t removed.
It is our hope that in doing so, we will also help to broaden conversations about the connection to power, privilege and other systemic inequalities.” The 75th annual Golden Globes are presented live at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday.
The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs was a spectacle made for Hollywood.
Riggs hoped for one last minute of fame, King to prove that women deserved as much prize money and respect as men.
Ninety million people tuned into “The Battle of the Sexes,” and 44 years later Emma Stone and Steve Carrell are bringing the match to the big screen.
The tennis legend, a longtime advocate for women’s and LGBT rights, founded the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, the Women’s Sports Foundation and the Women’s Tennis Association, and cofounded World Team Tennis.
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She and several other women went on to create the Virginia Slims tour and later the Women’s Tennis Association.
Kramer and King came into conflict again three years later on the eve of the Battle of the Sexes game.
Learn more about Time’s Up, an organization of women in entertainment combating sexual harassment and inequality, on its website.
Stone added that King has been a pioneer of speaking out for women’s rights.
In her 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” match against Bobby Riggs, a male former Wimbledon champion, she played him in front of 50 million TV viewers, and won.6.