According to Puck, White has hired an “aggressive” new attorney, Bryan Freedman, who has represented Tucker Carlson, Chris Cuomo, and disgraced TV producer Mike Richards. Freedman is allegedly arguing that gender discrimination could have played a role in the discrepancies between White and Sajak’s salaries.
White’s agent confirmed that they are in negotiations with Sony Pictures Television, the show’s producer, over a new contract. The 66-year-old Wheel of Fortune co-host is seeking a raise, noting that she has not had a pay increase in 18 years. Although she has received some bonuses in that time, she’s said to be looking for something more.