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Debra Messing was one of the first of the night to be interviewed by E! at the Golden Globe Awards, and she did not hold back.

The "Will & Grace" star was wearing all black as part of the #TimesUp movement. The massive initiative, made up of over 300 actresses, agents and other Hollywood players, calls for "change from women in entertainment for women everywhere."

During her interview with Giuliana Rancic, Messing called out the network for the "massive disparity in pay" Catt Sadler said she earned in comparison to her male co-host, leading to her quitting her job.


"I am wearing black to thank and honor all of the brave whistleblowers who came forward. I'm wearing black to stand in solidarity with my sisters all over the globe, and I'm here to celebrate the roll-out of this incredible initiative, #TimesUp," she explained. "Time is up. We want diversity, we want gender parity, we want equal pay. I was so shocked that E! doesn't believe in paying their female co-hosts the same as their male co-hosts. I miss Catt Sadler. We stand with her, and that's something that could change tomorrow. We want people to start having the conversation that women are just as valuable as men."

Rancic handled the criticism well, saying, "That's really what this movement is all about. We have an amazing platform here. There are a lot of big great voices here tonight that can speak out behalf of those who don't have voices."

In an earlier statement, E! defended itself by saying, "E! compensates employees fairly and appropriately based on their roles, regardless of gender. We appreciate Catt Sadler's many contributions at E! News and wish her all the best following her decision to leave the network."

Twitter immediately cheered Messing for her move: