Ryan Seacrest Will Work Red Carpet at Oscars Despite Sexual Misconduct Claims
The sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Ryan Seacrest won't keep him from working the red carpet Oscar night. E! has confirmed Seacrest will be doing red carpet hosting duties before the Academy Awards on Sunday.
He'll also continue on with other projects with the company, like the American Idol revival. In Variety Monday, former E! stylist Suzie Hardy accuses Seacrest of "years of unwanted sexual aggression," ranging from sexual harassment like pursuing her despite her refusal, to physical assault like groping her vagina and slapping her buttocks.
On the syndicated Live With Kelly And Ryan Tuesday morning, co-host Ryan Seacrest made no mention of the sexual harassment allegations made against him by his former personal stylist. As for the broadcast morning shows, the Today show and CBS This Morning reported the story.
The allegations were first made in a Nov. 10 letter from Hardy's attorney to Seacrest, E! and the cable channel's corporate parent, NBCUniversal. In November, a week after being contacted by Hardy's attorney, he issued a public statement saying that "someone that worked as a wardrobe stylist for me nearly a decade ago at E! News" had issued a complaint against him, without revealing the specifics of the allegation.
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