Writers for E's Fashion Police are going on strike two weeks after filing a complaint that could result in the cable TV network having to pay more than $1 million collars in back wages.
The strike against both E! and Rugby Productions -- the production company of Fashion Police star Joan Rivers -- is sanctioned by the Writers Guild of America, whose East and West branches urged members not to work on the program.
"This is very simple,” said Fashion Police writer Ned Rice. “We have earned the right to be a Guild show, we deserve to be a Guild show, and we want to be a Guild show. The ball is clearly in E! and Rugby’s court right now and we’re ready to go back to work on Fashion Police just as soon as they sign a WGA contract."