At the same time as Fashion Police‘s writers have been embroiled in a labor dispute with E! and host Joan Rivers‘ production company, the show has been airing new episodes every week — some of which include material written by the very non-union scribes before they went on strike in the spring. According to E!, the last Fashion Police episode to feature work from the protesting writers aired on April 19 – that’s nearly three weeks after the labor dispute began. In recent months, the fashion-dish panel show has not featured any material from the striking writers says the channel. However, the striking writers have been active on other fronts. There was a protest outside E!’s Wilshire HQ in late May. Today the scribes, who are seeking more than $1 million in back wages and are backed by the WGA in the fight, appeared in a 3-minute video today talking about Rivers’ lack of support. “Actions speak louder than words: If Joan supported the writers this would be over,” scribe Jackie Beat said. Not so, says E! “Joan Rivers has been and remains emphatically supportive of the writers. Her company does not produce Fashion Police nor set the compensation of E! Networks Productions’ writers,” said the channel today Check out the writers’ video here:
Striking ‘Fashion Police’ Writers Slam “Non-Receptive” Joan Rivers: Video
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