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Debra Messing Calls Out E! For Pay Disparity On Live TV

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The 2018 Golden Globes are a hot topic right now, and it has nothing to do with the actual awards. This year, a movement was started by Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Aniston, and Shonda Rimes, called "Time's Up."

“Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund will provide subsidized legal support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace and while in pursuit of their careers,” according to a statement on the movement's website.

As a way to get their message across, celebrities all wore black to the red carpet, some of them wearing "Time's Up" pins.

Salma Hayek and Ashley Judd at the 2018 Golden Globes awards. NOLA

Women were extremely outspoken on the red carpet, explaining why conversations about fair treatment and safe work environments were important in any industry, not just Hollywood.

Perhaps the most outspoken of them all was Will and Grace star Debra Messing, who didn't hold back when she publicly called out the E! Network for their treatment of former host, Catt Sadler. Sadlet revealed recently that she was leaving the network, after finding out her co-star made double the amount of money she was.

"When E reached out to renew and extend my deal, I learned that he wasn't just making a little more than I was. In fact, he was making close to double my salary for the past several years," she posted. "The gender pay gap is shrinking, although admittedly we have a long way to go. And well, I learned this first hand. My team and I asked for what I know I deserve and were denied repeatedly."

Messing clearly found this completely unfair, and didn't hold back when she hit the E! section of the red carpet.

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