An E! producer says she was fired after she allowed Eva Longoria's Catt Sadler statement to air on the channel's red carpet show. E! disputes the producer's charges. https://t.co/wJQKE866Xm— New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) March 2, 2018
Longtime E! producer Aileen Gram-Moreno filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity commission where she says she was unfairly terminated and replaced by a man. In an effort to prevent any mention of the Catt Sandler equal pay issue from going to air after Debra Messing mentioned her, Gram-Moreno was instructed to review all of the prerecorded interviews on the red carpet for mentions of Sadler. Due to the time constraint - they were reviewing interviews as the show was airing - Gram-Moreno said it was all but impossible to review every single interview. She said she listened to most of the Eva Longoria clip but missed the part at the end where she says she stands with Catt Sadler and the clip went to air.
She apologized to her executive producer who responded by saying it probably couldn't have been avoided, but a week later another executive producer called her and informed her that she'd been fired from the upcoming shows she'd been booked for because she let the mention go to air.
E! has made a point of standing behind Ryan Seacrest despite his sexual harassment allegations and he will be hosting their red carpet show on Sunday.
E! will reportedly only be speaking to "friendly" celebs who they know won't bring up the allegations against Ryan Seacrest on air.
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