Catt Sadler Says ‘Quit’ To E! After The Equal Payment Dispute After Knowing Her Male Co-Host Made Twice Of Her
- The well-known journalist Catt Sadler has taken a big step in her career.
- Catt said ‘quit’ her dream job in E! News after the dispute over equal pay.
- She took the step of knowing her co-star is making double of her for several years.
- After her decision, many people came in support of her on social media.
Here is the detail of the whole news.
Catt Sadler quit E! News after the dispute in equal payment
After knowing her co-host had been making double more money than her for several years, Catt Sadler quit her position on E! News. Catt has served in E! for several years and also appeared as a host of Daily 10 and then E! News since 2006.
She took the step when an E! executive informed her of the “massive disparity” in pay around the time. When she knew about renewing the contract, she took out the issue.
Catt also described the news on her site with a lengthy post. Furthermore, in the note, she explained:
“My team and I asked for what I know I deserve and were denied repeatedly,”
Moreover, in the note, she also included that E! refused to take into account her “two decades experience in broadcasting”. She and her co-host Jason Kennedy whom she mentions as her close friend started the same year on the network.
In the note, she also added that she is a single mother of two boys and wanted to stay at her job. Moreover, she also mentioned that she also wanted to stay in the job, but knows women won’t be able to “invoke lasting change” if they don’t “speak their truth” and fight for equality.
Afterward, she also posted a small message about leaving E! on her Twitter account. She wrote:
“It’s true. Today will be my last day on #DailyPop and @enews. I hope you’ll tune in so I can thank you for the memories. I love you guys SO much it hurts.”
It’s true. Today will be my last day on #DailyPop and @enews. I hope you’ll tune in so I can thank you for the memories. I love you guys SO much it hurts.
— catt sadler (@IAmCattSadler) December 19, 2017
Celebrity support after the announcement!!
After she revealed the reason behind why she is quitting E!, many celebrities came forward and supported her decision. Jennifer Lawrence herself who is vocal about the gender pay gap in Hollywood also supported her through the statement saying:
‘Thank you Catt for sharing your story’
In 2015, Jennifer wrote an article on Lena Dunham’s site with the title which read: Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars? She also gave the reason behind why she did not ask for the money.
“I didn’t want to seem difficult or spoiled. That seemed like a fine idea, until I saw the payroll on the Internet and realized every man I was working with definitely didn’t worry about being difficult or spoiled.”
Furthermore, Jessica Chastain also made a tweet supporting Catt on Twitter. She wrote:
“WOW this is so disappointing. When are companies like
@e_entertainment going to understand that women should be paid fairly. 1/2 of her male counterpart is not appropriate.”
WOW this is so disappointing. When are companies like @e_entertainment going to understand that women should be paid fairly. 1/2 of her male counterpart is not appropriate. https://t.co/n2zrpTK8XE
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) December 20, 2017
Catt responded to her tweet by saying:
“Your support is comforting and appreciated, Jessica. Thank you, sincerely. xx”
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Why I left @e_entertainment… in my own words. https://t.co/mqN3w46MYk
— catt sadler (@IAmCattSadler) December 20, 2017
Olivia Munn also made a tweet supporting Catt on her decision. In her tweet, she wrote:
Damn, Catt😔 It’s so disappointing to find out that @enews– a network that depends on female viewers- felt your value was worth only half of your male counterpart. It’s not easy to do what you did and I’m so proud of you for it. How will anyone know you’re worth it, if you don’t? https://t.co/E4zc9RTER1
— o l i v i a (@oliviamunn) December 20, 2017
“Damn, Catt! It’s so disappointing to find out that
@enews– a network that depends on female viewers- felt your value was worth only half of your male counterpart. It’s not easy to do what you did and I’m so proud of you for it. How will anyone know you’re worth it, if you don’t?”
After the revelation, all of her fans are speaking out in the support of Catt and her decision. Not only her fans and followers but also celebrities also spoke up about the gender pay gap.
Also, read Captain USWNT Becky Sauerbrunn talks about unequal paychecks and thinks that the “healing process” is essential between US men and women players!
Short bio on Catt Sadler
Catt Sadler is an American television personality and anchor. Previously, she hosted E! News, E! News Weekend, and Daily Pop. Moreover, she got huge recognition after coming to the E! News and also ranked one of the top 10 up-and-coming broadcasters in entertainment. More bio…