E! Information host Jason Kennedy’s spouse is coming to his protection after he grew to become the topic of damaging feedback after it was revealed he made double the wage of colleague Catt Sadler.
Scruggs, 29, penned a weblog publish noting that her husband was receiving backlash after Sadler revealed she can be leaving the community over the pay disparity.
“I consider in feminine empowerment and gender equality, but it surely’s heartbreaking community is being deemed sexist when that’s merely not true,” Scruggs wrote.
“Ladies are paid accordingly on this community, and the distinction in his wage versus hers didn’t have an effect on Jason. He is aware of there are all the time extra parts to contemplate when figuring out one’s wage than gender alone,” she continued.
A supply advised Those who Giuliana Rancic was paid “considerably extra” than Kennedy earlier than she departed the community in 2015.
“At one time my husband had a feminine co-anchor on E! Information who made three instances his wage,” Scruggs wrote, seeming to allude to Rancic.
Scruggs, who married Kennedy in 2014, went on to say there are “two sides to each story.”
She declared that if her husband witnessed gender inequality within the office he would “take motion,” however that isn’t the case.
In an announcement issued by E!, the community mentioned: “E! compensates workers pretty and appropriately based mostly on their roles, no matter gender. We admire Catt Sadler’s many contributions at E! Information and need her all one of the best following her resolution to go away the community.”
Sadler found she made simply half of Kennedy’s wage when it was time to resume her contract with the community.
Her workforce tried to barter the identical price, although E! would not come close to the undisclosed quantity she was requesting, she claimed.
“Not solely did [E!]refuse to pay me as a lot as my male counterpart,” she recalled, “however they did not come shut — nowhere shut, not even remotely shut.”
Sadler joined E! in 2006 — only one yr after Kennedy got here on board. She served as host of “The Each day 10” and “E! Information,” in addition to internet hosting “Reside from E!” and “Each day Pop,” whereas Kennedy hosted “E! Information” and “Reside from E!” after first beginning out on “The Each day 10.”