The producers of CBS’s “Touched by an Angel” are being touched by a disgruntled employee. Della Reese, who plays the senior angel in the popular drama, said the network had broken its promise to raise her salary proportionately with that of co-star Roma Downey.
This year, said Reese, she got a 12.5 percent pay raise while Downey’s salary doubled. Reese, who has been an ordained minister for 14 years, made her remarks while speaking at the non-denominational church she founded in Los Angeles, called Understanding Principles for Better Living.
The program “teaches spirituality, how to be honest and just,” Reese said. “How can we teach that and be acting this way?”
CBS said it had honored requests from Reese to reduce her workweek, permitting her to “rest and devote more time to her ministry on the weekends.”
– E.P. News