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.

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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:

“[I was] informed and made aware that my male equivalent at the network who I started with the same year and have come up with doing essentially similar jobs, if not the same job, wasn’t just making a little bit more than me but was making double my salary and has been for several years.”

Smh. Regardless, Catt tried to power through the seemingly sexist snub, as she continued:

“That was really hard to swallow, but you know information is supposed to be power and when my team began negotiations knowing what we knew, that was the barometer in which I expected to be paid, based on the law and based on what I know to be fair. And what I believe in my heart of hearts is reasonable.”

Sadly, E! refused to comply with Catt’s demands as “not only did [E!] refuse to pay [her] as much as [her] male counterpart, but they didn’t come close ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ nowhere close, not even remotely close.” Ugh. They don’t deserve you, Catt!

The network has since tried to downplay the drama, as a rep said on behalf of the network and Kennedy:

“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.”

Once more, with feeling this time, E!

Understandably, Catt felt pretty “insulted” throughout the negotiations, and ultimately decided to leave the network two weeks ago. Sadler explained:

“It’s almost insulting because you know you work really hard. I’m a single mom of two kids. I’ve given my all to this network. I’ve sacrificed time away from my family and I have dedicated my entire career to this network. And when you learn something like that, it makes you feel very small and underappreciated and undervalued. It’s heartbreaking.”

And, although Catt now has beef with E!, she in no way blames Jason for this situation. In fact, Sadler made sure to praise Kennedy as her “best friend” and “brother.” This would explain why the TV hostess got quite emotional on Twitter amid her last day (below).

On how Jason is handling he departure, Catt revealed that he’s “devastated” and “does not want to see [her] go.” We’re not crying, YOU ARE.

While Catt doesn’t WANT to leave E!, she shared that learning this information has forced her to become “an agent of change.” On her personal website, Catt noted:

“If I stay and do the easy thing, I don’t serve myself and I don’t serve every other female in the world.”

Hear! Hear! Now, Catt isn’t sure what her next steps will be, but she’s certain that she’ll “land on [her] feet and will get to the other side of this, for sure.”

That’s the spirit. We’re sending Catt only good vibes during this transitional period in her career!!

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

Dec 20, 2017 8:18am PDT

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