While walking the 2018 Golden Globes red carpet, which promises to be filled with acknowledgments of the systemic misogyny of Hollywood that range from cringingly awkward to deeply powerful, Debra Messing started things off with a bang. "And that's something that can change tomorrow", Messing said. "We want intersectional gender parity, we want equal pay", Messing said. Her absence continues to be a black mark on the network, as was evidenced during the E!
Messing and Dern weren't the only stars to show support for Sadler; earlier Sunday, Amy Schumer shared a photo of the TV host on Instagram urging stars to call out E! on the red carpet. Despite working for the network for 12 years, Sadler was unable to negotiate a salary that was on-par with her male counterpart.
I was so shocked to learn that E! doesn't believe in paying their female co-hosts the same as their male co-hosts", Messing said. We appreciate Catt Sadler's many contributions at E! Her co-host Jason Kennedy was earning close to double what Sadler made for what she describes as "doing essentially similar jobs, if not the same job".
"As much as I wanted to stay, I do know my worth, I do know the inner workings of the network, and I just wanted what was fair and reasonable". "But how can I operate with integrity and stay on at E if they're not willing to pay me the same as him? How can I remain silent when my rights under the law have been violated?"