Debra Messing calls out E! for pay inequality during interview with network

Rosalie Gross
January 8, 2018

Entertainment while on its red carpet show over not paying ex-host Catt Sadler equally to her male co-host. Messing didn't hold her tongue when interviewed by E! on the red carpet ahead of the 75th annual Golden Globes on Sunday. I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn't believe in paying their female co-hosts the same as their male co-hosts.

In a statement to People on Sunday, Sadler said, "I am immensely grateful for the outpouring of support today. We stand with you, Catt". News for gender pay discrimination, while being interviewed on E! News host Catt Sadler, who chose to leave the network last month when she learned she made a great deal less than her male co-host Jason Kennedy. "We need the powers that be, and all the industries and all the networks, including E!, to help us with closing his pay gender gap", Dern told Seacrest.

Sadler wrote that she requested pay that matched "what I know I deserve", and was denied.

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Eva Longoria, accompanied by Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, also joined in calling out the network.

"It's heartbreaking in one sense, but I believe that you have to act in alignment with your beliefs", Ms. Sadler said in that interview. But when Seacrest tried to bring the segment to a close, Longoria spoke up about Time's Up, a legal defense fund and movement supported by over 300 women who work in film and television which seeks to address systemic inequality in the workplace.

"How can I accept an offer that shows they do not value my contributions and paralleled dedication all these years? How can I remain silent when my rights under the law have been violated?"

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