Eddie helps strikers

Oct 18, 2000 by Ian Evans

Eddie Murphy has tossed $100,000 into the Screen Actors Guild strike relief fund. The fund goes to help actors affected by the SAG strike against advertisers, which has been on since May 1st.

Donations like $100,000 from Harrison Ford, Helen Hunt, Kevin Spacey and Bruce Willis and a $200,000 helper from Nicolas Cage have helped to bring the total of high-profile donations to almost $900,000.

That figure also includes the $25,000 donation Elizabeth Hurley made yesterday in her attempts to smooth things over with the union after she earned their ire by making a commercial during the strike.