One of the most talked about red carpet moments at the 75th annual Golden Globes was when Debra Messing called out E! for wage inequality -- specifically in regards to Catt Sadler. Sadler left the network when she learned that her male cohost (Jason Kennedy) was making twice her salary.
To the sisterhood of strong women using their voices on my behalf - I’m humbled, grateful, and beyond inspired by your relentless pursuit of what’s fair for ALL women. @amyschumer @DebraMessing @EvaLongoria @SJP@brielarson— catt sadler (@IAmCattSadler) January 8, 2018
I salute you, love you, and miss you too. #TimesUp
An executive from E! (Frances Berwick) has since responded, stating that Sadler's lower salary was justified, as her role was different from Kennedy's: "There is a lot of misinformation out there. Catt Sadler and Jason Kennedy had different roles and therefore different salaries. Catt was focused on daytime, Jason is on prime evening news plus red carpet. Our employees’ salaries are based on their roles and their expertise, regardless of gender. We wish Catt well.”
Calling B.S. on this statement @e_entertainment. Not only did @IAmCattSadler host the Daily Pop but was often the co-host on E! News at nights, pulling a double. And don’t even try and tell me she didn’t work red carpets. 🙄 Nice try but #TimesUp on this bullsh*t. https://t.co/6wMliLUJ7H— michelle young (@MichelleSY_22) January 9, 2018
We're calling bullsh** on this one, but what do you think, fam?
@e_entertainment @enews you guys are so full of shit with the reason you gave for paying Catt Sadler less than her co-host. They literally did the same exact thing. Keep digging that hole - you’re making yourselves look like huge assholes more & more. DO BETTER!— Sarah (@goldenlamb13) January 9, 2018
I don’t have cable or watch E! News yet I have known Catt Sadler’s name for a couple of years. I’ve never heard of that Kennedy guy. In this business, that should be reason enough for her to be paid double. #timesup https://t.co/PCfX9Vj7OJ— Amélie (@AmelieCherlin) January 10, 2018
Dear @enews,— Tanya Rose (@tanroselane) January 8, 2018
I have been a loyal viewer of your program for many, many years but I am disappointed by the network's decisions that led to Catt Sadler's departure. Please address the pay disparity between male and female anchors. #timesup