A grassroots group has gathered more than 5,000 signatures in its first week of a petition drive to remove the Jones name from buildings at the University of Virginia – including on John Paul Jones Arena.
Women United kicked off during the University of Virginia versus Louisville basketball game on January 31, and identifies itself as a next phase of the "Me Too Movement,” saying now is the time for women to demand respect.
Organizers say Paul Tudor Jones was a longtime member of Harvey Weinstein's board of directors, and has shown a pattern of "belittling and disregarding women.”
The drive will continue for one more week, before the petitions are delivered to UVA President Teresa Sullivan.
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