Vanna White has signed on for 2 more years as the cohost of “Wheel of Fortune,” she’ll take home a lot more cash this time, but we’ve learned things are far from settled.
Sources connected to Vanna tell TMZ that she received a “substantial pay increase” from the $3 million per year she made for nearly 2 decades. She had not gotten a raise for 18 years.
Now this is interesting … our sources say Sony had a clause in the new contract, releasing the studio from any claims Vanna might have, but Freedman insisted that the clause be removed … and it was.
We’re hearing Freedman is mulling over a possible gender discrimination lawsuit against Sony based on the disparity in pay. It’s an interesting claim … the show begins with the announcer saying, “Here are the stars of our show, Pat Sajak and Vanna White!” They come out arm-in-arm … and at least visually there’s no difference in status between the 2. In terms of pay, there is a huge difference.
Season 41 began filming last week … it will be Pat’s final season. Season 42 will have Ryan Seacrest at the reins.
Will Vanna sue Sony? Stay tuned.
Written by: Q1075