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We wand to turn to a major headline in Hollywood. Superstar Mark Wahlberg, the actor under fire over that staggering pay gap with co-star Michelle Williams. Today Wahlberg announced he will donate more than a million dollars to show his support for pay equity. ABC’s erielle reshef has the details. Reporter: Tonight, Mark Wahlberg responding to a tidal wave of criticism, now donating more than a million dollars to the time’s up legal defense fund. The “All the money in the world” star and his agency, wme, coming under fire for a deal that guaranteed Wahlberg $1.5 million to reshoot scenes that originally included fired actor Kevin spacey. Is this some kind of joke? Reporter: Wahlberg’s co-star Michelle Williams, also represented by wme, and reportedly unaware of that agreement, reshooting for just $80 a day. I said not only would I, but I’ll give you back my salary if that would help, and I’ll give you my Thanksgiving break, if that would help. Reporter: Wahlberg tonight making up for that disparity, saying he’ll give up his entire reshoot fee, writing in a statement “I 100% support the fight for fair pay, and I’m donating the $1.5 million to the time’s up legal defense fund in Michelle Williams’ name.” Despite brlkering Wahlberg’s deal, wme telling ABC news “The current conversation is a reminder that those of us in a position of influence have a responsibility to challenge inequities, including the gender wage gap” adding the company is giving $500,000 to time’s up in honor of its client, Michelle Williams. And erielle joins me now here live. I think a lot of people are wondering after hearing this whether Michelle Williams will get any upon after this. An insider tells us now that Mark Wahlberg has donated his reshoot feet, it’s unlikely Michelle Williams will receive any more money. We did reach out to Michelle Williams’ representatives for comment. So far we have not heard back. Thank you for…

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