Sadler, who was a host for E! News over a pay disparity.
Sadler is pictured here with her long-time friend Jason Kennedy at E!
Sadler abruptly quit her double hosting duties in the midst of recent contract renewals, when she discovered that her male co-host Jason Kennedy was making almost double her salary for the past several years. Meanwhile, Sadler clears her male counterpart, Jason Kennedy, from any blame in the incident.
I have always said that there are negatives and positives to social media, and these last 48 hours have proven that to be true. Also, at one time my husband had a female co-anchor on E! "The network was not interested in negotiating with her to get her up to his salary". Women are paid accordingly on this network, and the difference in his salary versus theirs did not affect Jason whatsoever because he knows there are always more components to consider when determining one's salary than gender alone.
Sadler said she and Jason were "similarly situated", but according to a source, Jason was the "first anchor", and Sadler was the "second anchor". Entertainment, she was a co-host of two shows, Daily Pop during the day and the network's flagship E!
"Since Jason was named the permanent anchor of E!" It absolutely breaks my heart to watch, & it is devastating & frustrating to see how this all played out. "How can I remain silent when my rights under the law have been violated?" Love u, Jase, I am honored to be by your side.
"I have two decades experience in broadcasting and started at the network the very same year as my close friend and colleague that I adore", she said.
The single mother-of-two revealed she owed it to her fans and the people who watch her every day to explain exactly why she chose to leave. News had assured him that the office was an equal opportunities environment.
"Jason is the most tender-hearted and respectful person and it's so sad to see him unfairly publicly shamed, especially when he is legally bound to speak truth and defend himself", his wife continued.
In an interview with PEOPLE, Sadler shared, "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".
This left her feeling like she could no longer operate with integrity if she renewed her contract and is hopeful that her actions would make her "an agent for change".
"It's heartbreaking in one sense, but I believe that you have to act in alignment with your beliefs", Sadler said. TV network after learning of massive pay disparity. "If you're angry - rightfully so - direct that emotion at the decision makers who failed us, not him".