On the red carpet for Sunday night’s Golden Globes, celebrities wore black and sported #TimesUp pins as a sign of protest against sexual harassment and assault, and a call for gender equality in all industries, not just Hollywood. And many celebrities weren’t afraid to call out the very network that was interviewing them.
Celebrities like Debra Messing and Eva Longoria called out E! during their red-carpet interviews. That’s because former anchor Catt Sadler said she left her job after finding out she was making less than her male cohost, Jason Kennedy. "I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn't believing in paying their female co-hosts the same as their male co-hosts,” Messing said. “I miss Catt Sadler. So we stand with her."
Amy Schumer also posted on Instagram about #TimesUp, writing, “If you’re on the carpet tonight or at home post in support and ask [E!] what happened,” she wrote. “We thought you would be for pay equality and say #imwithcattsad.”
Julianne Moore and Brie Larson also tweeted her thanks to Sadler for speaking out.
Sadler responded in a statement to People: “I am immensely grateful for the outpouring of support today. Thank you to Amy, Debra, Eva, Brie, Julianne and so many more women using their voices on behalf of us all. Time’s Up.” She also tweeted in support of the movement on Sunday:
For its part, E! has previously issued a statement about Sadler’s departure, saying, “E! compensates employees fairly and appropriately based on their roles, regardless of gender.”
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