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Golden Globes: Phoebe Waller-Bridge to reportedly auction off suit for Australian fire relief

Actress won two Golden Globes 

Chelsea Ritschel
New York
Monday 06 January 2020 04:53 GMT
Phoebe Waller-Bridge to reportedly auction off suit for Australian fire relief

Phoebe Waller-Bridge will reportedly be auctioning off her Golden Globes suit to raise money to fight the Australian wildfires.

According to multiple reports, the actress, who won the award for best actress in a comedy or musical television series, made the announcement backstage that she would be selling the Ralph & Russo suit.

“Backstage: Phoebe Waller-Bridge says she is auctioning off her Ralph & Russo #GoldenGlobes suit to raise money for the Australia wildfires,” reporter Andrea Mandell tweeted, adding that Waller-Bridge said: "The money that is raised will go towards relief in Australia."

“Nicely done, a gracious winner all around,” one person wrote in response to the actress’s announcement. “Congrats!”

The fires in Australia have killed a total of 24 people so far, and have destroyed more than 1,300 houses in the state of New South Wales alone.

Earlier in the night, Russell Crowe, who was absent from the award show to be in Australia, referenced the bush fires in his acceptance speech, delivered via Jennifer Aniston.

"Make no mistake," Crowe wrote. "The tragedy unfolding in Australia is climate change-based. We need to act based on science, move our global workforce to renewable energy and respect our planet for the unique and amazing place it is. That way we all have a future, thank you."

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