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Catt Sadler SHUTS DOWN The Argument Surrounding Jason Kennedy’s Bigger Workload In E! News Salary Drama!

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Catt Sadler and Jason Kennedy are two fruits of the same tree!

That's what the former E! News host had to say amid claims that her colleague had a bigger workload than her, hence why he made considerably more money.

As we reported, A-listers have been flocking to support Sadler following her announcement that she was leaving the network after 12 years because she found out that she made much less than her colleague.

Related: E! News Salaries Revealed!

Stars like Debra Messing and Eva Longoria viciously blasted E! for the pay disparity on Sunday's Golden Globes red carpet — which prompted the network to speak out on Tuesday about the "misinformation" regarding the messy situation.

NBCUniversal Cable has defended its salaries ever since the 43-year-old announced her exit. Kennedy's wife Lauren Scruggs Kennedy echoed that sentiment in her blog, arguing that gender is not the issue because her husband makes way less than female cohosts like Giuliana Rancic.

But Sadler doesn't buy that argument. She told the The Hollywood reporter that while comparing Kennedy and Rancic is like comparing "apples and oranges," she and Kennedy are "apples to apples."

She also subtly noted that Kennedy's wife should stay in her lane, explaining:

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E! Exec Tries To Explain Catt Sadler's Salary Gap — Are YOU Buying This?!

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E! refuses to believe they did anything wrong!

As we reported in December, Catt Sadler announced she was leaving the network after learning cohost Jason Kennedy "was making double my salary and has been for several years."

According to an US Weekly source, the female journalist made "about $600,000 per year," while her male counterpart raked in "around $1 million a year, maybe $1.2 million."

Related: Jason Kennedy's Wife SLAMMED Catt!

On Tuesday, Frances Berwick, president of NBCUniversal Cable's Lifestyle Networks, commented on the controversy at the Television Critics Association press tour, and promptly defended the company against claims of sexism and income inequality.

The boss said:

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E! News Salaries Revealed! Did Jason Kennedy Really Make TWICE As Much As Catt Sadler??

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Was Catt Sadler right about her pay gap??

The E! News and Daily Pop host left the E! network claiming male colleague Jason Kennedy made twice as much as she did — and had for some time.

Was she right??

Related: Jennifer Lawrence & Jessica Chastain Have Rallied Around Catt

An inside source claimed to know the basics of the salaries in play, spilling to Us Weekly:

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Jason Kennedy's Wife SLAMS Catt Sadler Over E! Pay Drama!

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Shots. Fired.

As we reported, Catt Sadler shocked fans when she announced she was leaving E! after learning cohost Jason Kennedy "was making double my salary and has been for several years." To add insult to injury, during negotiations, the network reportedly refused to give her equal pay.

Sadly, not everyone is #TeamCatt in this drama.

Related: Jennifer Lawrence & Jessica Chastain Support Catt Sadler!

On Thursday, Kennedy's wife Lauren Scruggs wrote a lengthy post on Instagram defending her husband and the network against claims of sexism. The model reveals:

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Catt Sadler Exits E! News After Learning There Was A Massive Disparity In Her Pay!

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Catt Sadler has left her "dream job" at E! Why??

Well, because after almost 12 years at the network, the entertainment journalist learned that her salary was nowhere near her cohost Jason Kennedy's paycheck. How awful.

We don't blame Sadler for becoming exasperated by this news as she has certainly taken on more responsibility at the network. Specifically, in addition to hosting E! News, the mother of two hosted the two-hour live daytime show Daily Pop. Thus, this year when her contract was coming to an end, Catt was eager to negotiate with E! when they revealed they wanted to extend her deal.

Related: Sophia Bush's Speech To Her Bosses Should Be In A Museum!

Unfortunately, salary negotiations did NOT go as planned, as the 43-year-old walked away from the situation feeling slighted. The TV personality informed People:

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E! News' Ken Baker Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Two Different Women — See What He Had To Say On The Matter HERE!

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Just when you think you know someone…

On Thursday, it was revealed that E! News' Ken Baker has been accused of sexual harassment by two employees. Per reports, one former E! News staffer claims that back in 2012 Baker called her into his dimly lit office and asked her to sit on his lap. Another alleged victim has accused Ken of kissing her without her consent when she was only an intern in 2011.

Related: Third Woman Makes Groping Claims Against President George H.W. Bush

The same woman said the industry vet also propositioned her for sex countless times over the years and even asked to gift her with "a Tiffany dildo with ‘Ken Baker' engraved on the shaft." Ewwww.

The entertainment newsman has since addressed the allegations as he released the following statement to The Wrap:

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Maria Menounos Announces Departure From E! News Following Brain Tumor Removal

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Looks like Maria Menounos' health scare was a wake up call!

After claiming she wanted to "be still for a bit" in an interview following her brain surgery, the TV personality announced via a press release that she was stepping down from her post at E! News. Whoa.

Related: Joe Jackson Hospitalized After Las Vegas Car Crash!

On Monday, the 39-year-old wrote:

"I am so grateful for the past three years at E!. I had such an amazing time co-hosting with Jason Kennedy and working everyday with the wonderful roster of talent on the show including producers, staff and crew. It was such a special, good-hearted group and one I'll always consider family. A special thank you to Frances Berwick and Adam Stotsky for all the support they have shown me through the years especially during these tough times. I will truly miss everyone and looking forward to this next chapter in my life."

Well there you have it. And it seems as though the network is standing by Maria's decision, as E! Entertainment President Adam Stotsky added:

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