Friday, December 22, 2017

Meghan King Edmonds Slams E! After Catt Sadler Exits Over Pay Gap!

Real Housewives of Orange County star Meghan King Edmonds took to Instagram to call out E! Entertainment by posting a screen grab of an article about Catt Sadler leaving the network after being paid significantly less than her male co-host Jason Kennedy.

“As a reality tv personality on Bravo TV, sister network to E!, I am outraged and disgusted that such a pay disparity between male and female exists, especially on a network that MAKES THE MAJORITY OF ITS MONEY OFF AND FROM WOMEN,” Meghan captioned the photo. “For E! to dismiss @iamcattsadler request for equal pay is more than a shame, it shows us all how little they value women. I am proud of Catt for sharing her story of persecution based on her gender and for leaving the network. Bigger and better things are on the horizon for those who speak up and stand up!”

Meghan also added the hashtags “stand up to the patriarchy” and “equal work equal pay.”

As a reality tv personality on @bravotv , sister network to @eentertainment , I am outraged and disgusted that such a pay disparity between male and female exists, especially on a network that MAKES THE MAJORITY OF ITS MONEY OFF AND FROM WOMEN. For E! to dismiss @iamcattsadler request for equal pay is more than a shame, it shows us all how little they value women. I am proud of Catt for sharing her story of persecution based on her gender and for leaving the network. Bigger and better things are on the horizon for those who speak up and stand up! (Catt and Jason started at E! at the same time and generally share the same responsibilities however he makes almost double her salary. When confronted, E! refused to increase Catt’s pay to reflect her equal talent and service to Jason’s so she resigned.) #StandUpToThePatriarchy #equalWorkEqualPay
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If you recall, Sadler had decided to leave the network after learning she was getting paid a great deal less than Kennedy and being denied equal pay. The host confirmed the news on her blog, theCATTWALK, on Tuesday.

“When E! reached out to renew and extend my deal, I learned that he wasn’t just making a little more than I was. In fact, he was making close to double my salary for the past several years,” she wrote on her website. “Information is power. Or it should be. We are living in a new era. The gender pay gap is shrinking, although admittedly we have a long way to go. And well, I learned this first hand. My team and I asked for what I know I deserve and were denied repeatedly.”

Meanwhile, E! released the following statement to Us Weekly: “E! compensates employees fairly and appropriately based on their roles, regardless of gender. We appreciate Catt Sadler’s many contributions at E! News and wish her all the best following her decision to leave the network.”

Photo Credit: Bravo

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