Vanna White has signed on for two extra years because the cohost of “Wheel of Fortune,” and he or she’ll take dwelling much more money this time round, however we have realized issues are removed from settled.
Sources linked to Vanna inform TMZ, she obtained a “substantial pay improve” from the $3 million per yr she was making for almost 2 many years. She had not gotten a elevate for 18 years.
As we reported, Vanna’s pay paled by comparability to Pat Sajak, who’s pulling in $15 mil per season.
Vanna’s lawyer, Bryan Freedman, was in what have been informed have been “very tough negotiations” with Sony. Freedman needed Sony to cough up not less than half of what Pat is making.
Now that is fascinating … our sources say Sony had a clause within the new contract, releasing the studio from any claims Vanna might need, however Freedman insisted that the clause be eliminated … and it was.
We’re listening to Freedman is mulling over a potential gender discrimination lawsuit in opposition to Sony based mostly on the disparity in pay. It is an fascinating declare … the present begins with the announcer saying, “Listed below are the celebs of our present, Pat Sajak and Vanna White!” They arrive out arm-in-arm … and not less than visually there isn’t any distinction in standing between the two. When it comes to pay, there’s a big distinction.
Season 41 started filming final week … it is going to be Pat’s ultimate season. Season 42 could have Ryan Seacrest on the reins.
Will Vanna sue Sony? Keep tuned.