But late Thursday, following a Los Angeles Times report revealing the misconduct allegation against her son, the organization released a statement clarifying that Borders chose to resign after she "informed members of TIME'S UP leadership that sexual assault allegations had been made against her son in a private forum".
At the time, Borders said she needed to "address family concerns" and Time's Up has now issued a lengthier statement, explaining she left following allegations against her son.
"We are so delighted that Lisa Borders will return to Duke our as commencement speaker", Duke President Vincent Price said in the school's announcement.
Now, news surfaced via the LA Times saying that Borders reportedly resigned because of sexual misconduct allegations against her 36-year-old son Garry Bowden Jr.
Mr. Bowden's attorney, Alan Jackson, denied the allegations and refuted her account.
"As the president and CEO of TIME'S UP, she is the leading the way toward building a more just, equitable future for women, a mission that she has carried with her throughout her career in business, public service, philanthropy and the WNBA". She previously served as the president of the WNBA and vice president at Coca-Cola. "All our actions were fully guided by our support for survivors".
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Then on Friday morning, Time's Up confirmed that Borders' resignation was due to a sexual assault allegation against her son.
Lisa's statement read: 'As Time's Up continues to grow, I am proud of the work I have done to shepherd its continued development.
Gellert said Bowden used it to "violate" her, touching her genitalia, kissing her neck, and brushing his genitalia against her body. The organization was formed in January 2018 by a group of women in the entertainment industry and earned early recognition during last year's film awards season.
In their statement Time's Up emphasizes survivors should "own their own story" and directs survivors to contact their legal defense team if they are experiencing sexual misconduct in the workplace.
CNN reached out to Time's Up for further comment but has not heard back.
The movement focuses on women's rights and is on a mission to stamp down on sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace.