Thursday, May 04, 2023
Sunny Hostin praised Sherri Shepherd for helping her secure fair pay at The View.
Appearing at Sherri's show for her novel’s promotion, Summer on Sag Harbor, the 54-year-old revealed, “I don't even know if you remember this, but when I signed my deal sheet, you gave me a call. I don't know how you got my number."
As Hostin joined in 2016, "You were like, 'I heard you're coming on the show,' and I was like, 'Yeah, I'm joining the show.' She was like, 'Did they give you a car stipend?' I was like, 'No.'"
The legal correspondent added that they zeroed in on the contract on the phone.
"You basically went over your salary for the entire time you were there, and you also gave me [ex-View panelist] Jenny McCarthy's salary," Hostin added after she asked to hike her salary, "You got me paid."
Meanwhile, Shepherd revealed her incident when The View-then cohost Rosie O'Donnell helped her get fair pay when she joined the show in 2007.
"Rosie O'Donnell gave me everybody's salary and hers, and you've got to pay it forward," Shepherd added. "You've gotta stick together!"