Sunny Hostin recently appeared on Sherri and revealed Sherri Shepherd helped her get fair pay when she joined The View in 2016.
Hostin was a guest on the show to promote her novel, Summer on Sag Harbor, when she mentioned how welcoming Shepherd was to her upon joining the women on the daytime television series, Decider reported.
“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,” Hostin told Shepherd. “You were like, ‘I heard you’re coming on the show,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m joining the show.'”
The 54-year-old said she examined her offer with Shepherd, and a few things were missing from her contract. For example, when the former co-host asked her if she had a car stipend, Hostin said, “No.”
According to an article from Chron, some companies provide their employees with a car stipend or mileage reimbursement for any expenses used when driving their vehicles for work purposes.
Shepherd went over her contract with Hostin, ensuring she received the maximum benefits in her contract. And Hostin was more than grateful for the 56-year-old helping another Black woman succeed.
“You basically went over your salary for the entire time you were there, and you also gave me [former The View co-host] Jenny McCarthy’s salary,” Hostin said.
Shepherd, a co-host on The View from 2007 to 2014, said Rosie O’Donnell, another former co-host, gave her “everybody’s salary” when she was on the show. The TV host said she wanted to “pay it forward” to Hostin. “You’ve got to stick together,” she said.
As Blavity reported, Hostin told her co-hosts she’s “not liked by half the country,” as she talked about her public image during an episode last month.
“I think that people maybe know us a little bit more because our job is to share things that go on in our personal lives. We’re not acting,” Hostin said.