Catt Sadler isn’t pleased with her predicament over at her former employer’s office, E! News. Celebrity Insider reported last year that Catt and executives at the company got into a bit of spat when Catt revealed she was paid half of Jason Kennedy’s salary.
During a chat with Maria Menounos – who also worked at E! at one time – Sadler revealed she had to leave the network after 12 years because of the pay dispute.
While on Maria’s radio show on Sirius XM, the former host said she “felt naive,” because Catt never realized her pay was so low in comparison to Jason’s; it was as if they were “taking advantage” of her.
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Sadler said she had been working for E! for over ten years and was an ideal employee. The former E! employee said it wasn’t just a little amount either; it was half.
In response to the media fiasco, Frances Berwick – the president of NBCUniversal – Frances Berwick argued Sadler and Kennedy had “different roles.” However, Sadler explained those comments were off the mark.
Sadler said even though their titles were different, the jobs were mostly the same, and she “was a staple” on that show.
Also, in addition to criticizing the president’s comments, Sadler mentioned the “equal pay act,” and insinuated she would sue. She said, “it is unlawful to discriminate, it is sexual discrimination.”
Despite her coherent arguments, many are not on Sadler’s side, who had argued that when Jason was in the same position as Catt, he was also paid less than half of the primary host who was a woman at the time.