While on E!, Debra Messing, Eva Longoria call out network for gender pay inequity

Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria, Salma Hayek, and Ashley Judd at the 2018 Golden Globes.
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On the Golden Globes red carpet, Eva Longoria, Debra Messing, and Laura Dern took advantage of being live on E! to chastise the network for not paying former host Catt Sadler the same amount as her colleague Jason Kennedy.

Sadler left E! after 12 years once she found out that Kennedy had been making double her salary for several years. "We need the powers that be, and all the industries and all the networks, including E!, to help us with closing this pay gender gap," Dern told Seacrest. Longoria also blasted the network, telling Seacrest, "With Time's Up, we support gender equity and equal pay, and we hope E! follows that lead with Catt, as well. We stand with you, Catt." Time's Up is a movement that was started after Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood heavyweights were accused of sexual misconduct and harassment last fall.

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