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Debra Messing calls out E! for wage inequality during E! interview on red carpet

The Independent logo The Independent 08/01/2018 Ilana Kaplan

Debra Messing used her Golden Globes red carpet appearance to drag E! to their faces about not paying male and female employees equally.

In an interview with E! host Giuliana Rancic before the awards ceremony, Messing advocated for the Time's Up initiative and then called out the network for not supporting former E! host Catt Sadler.

The Will And Grace star decided to use her talking points on the red carpet to talk about prevalent social issues.

Sadler hosted E! News alongside co-host Jason Kennedy for almost 12 years until she left her job in late 2017 after discovering Kennedy made "double [her] salary and has been for several years.”

Messing proceeded to tell Rancic exactly what she thought about the network.

“I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn’t believe in paying their female co-host the same as their male co-host,” Messing said before Sunday's ceremony. “I miss Catt Sadler. So we stand with her. And that’s something that can change tomorrow. We want people to start having this conversation that women are just as valuable as men.”

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