Ellen Pompeo just got a pay raise for Grey’s Anatomy… but she was also extremely honest about her own problems with equal pay in Hollywood earlier on the show. She said they kept using Patrick Dempsey who played Doctor Shepard against her in the negotiation process.
They would always say, we don’t actually NEED you, we have Patrick. She did admit they could have been doing the exact same thing to him, however she asked him if they wanted to negotiate together a few times and he never wanted to. It got to the point where she asked for $5,000 more than him just on principle, because the show is Grey’s Anatomy, and she is Meridith Grey, and they still wouldn’t give that to her.