NDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 03: TV personality Sherri Shepherd and former NFL player for the Giants, Michael Strahan attend Pepsi Pre-Super Bowl Party at Indiana State Museum on February 3, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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The actress, comedienne and former The View co-host attributes gender inequality to why Ripa was not informed of Strahan’s departure.

Toni Akindele
May, 24, 2016

In an interview with The Huffington Post, Sherri Shepherd weighed in on the drama that followed the announcement that Michael Strahan would be leaving Live! With Kelly and Michael to join Good Morning America.

She attributes gender inequality to why Ripa was not informed of Strahan’s departure.

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“It would have been completely different. I think if it was a man, they would have gone to him,” Shepherd tells HuffPost. “It just would have been a completely different set of circumstances. I don’t feel like he would have been blindsided at all.”

Shepherd shares that she, like Ripa, has experienced gender inequality in the work place.

“I’ve had this happen all the time,” she said. “[A male colleague and I will] be doing the same thing, and I have more experience, and he starts off the bat making more money than me. It’s really disheartening; I worked so hard to prove myself, but you come in here… and you just immediately command what I worked so hard to get after all these years. And it’s frustrating.”

See the full interview here.

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