Gender inequality is a major talking point of this year’s Golden Globe awards, coming up during interviews on the black dress–filled red carpet to award speeches, and E!’s interviews were no exception.
E! hosted the red carpet, but as Hollywood stars stepped up to chat with Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic, among others, they also touched on a controversial move by the network. E! News allegedly paid Catt Sadler less than half of what her male co-host made, causing her to quit, and stars like Eva Longoria, Debra Messing, and Reese Witherspoon were not shy about bringing it up.
Now, Sadler herself is speaking out about being a topic during the night.
In a statement to People on Sunday, Sadler said, “I am immensely grateful for the outpouring of support today. Thank you to Amy, Debra, Eva, Brie, Julianne, and so many more women using their voices on behalf of us all. Time’s Up.”
Before her statement, Longoria brought her up in a conversation with Seacrest during an interview.
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“We’re also here for Time’s Up, we support gender equality and equal pay and we hope that E! follows that lead and we stand with Catt,” she said, with Witherspoon agreeing.
Messing also brought up Sadler during an interview, with Rancic.
“Time is up and we want diversity and we want intersectional gender parity,” Messing said. “We want equal pay, and I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn’t believe in paying their female co-hosts the same as male co-hosts.”