News on December 19 - quitting after she learned that co-anchor Jason Kennedy was earning almost twice her salary - isn't the first time pay-equity issues have landed on an entertainment news anchor desk.
'There is a lot of misinformation out there, ' said Frances Berwick, who oversees E! and other lifestyle brands, at the annual Television Critics Association tour. News after 12 years, after learning her co-host Jason Kennedy made more money. Jason Kennedy is on primetime evening news, plus red carpet.
"Our employee's salaries are based on their roles and expertise, not their gender. We wish Catt well, but I hope that sets the record straight on that". E!'s decision to not pay Sadler as much as Kennedy caused her to walk away from the network. According to Sadler, comparing Kennedy's involvement with the network against her own would be comparing "apples to apples".
An executive at E! has come out defending the network against claims made by a longtime E!
"E! compensates employees fairly and appropriately based on their roles, regardless of gender", an E! spokeswoman said in a statement at the time.
After a month of making her decision to part ways with the network, E! has chose to share their thoughts on Sadler's decision.
In a blog post about her choice to quit Sadler wrote that she and her team tried to negotiate "what I know I deserve and were denied repeatedly". Entertainment Weekly reports that Rose McGowan, the outspoken actress and activist, was asked about Sadler while promoting her upcoming documentary series Citizen Rose, which will air on the same network. We stand with her'.
"I am wearing black to thank and honor all of the fearless whistleblowers who came forward and shared their stories of harassment and assault and discrimination", she explained. "And that's something that can change tomorrow". Schumer posted. "We thought you would be for pay equality and say #ImWithCattSad".
Messing wasn't the only star to bring up Sadler on the red carpet.