Published: Mon, March 05, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

Ryan Seacrest faces sexual abuse claims

Ryan Seacrest faces sexual abuse claims

According to a press release, Seacrest will co-host E!'s Live From the Red Carpet: The 2018 Academy Awards show alongside Giuliana Rancic on Sunday, March 4.

On Feb. 1, Variety reported that the investigation was complete, and that a spokesperson for the E! channel said, "The investigation, conducted by outside counsel, found insufficient evidence to support the claims against Seacrest and therefore could not be substantiated".

26, Seacrest's former E! stylist, Suzie Hardy, was revealed as the individual behind the previously anonymous allegations.

Hardy has said that the investigator was "whitewashing" the probe to the benefit of Seacrest and said the investigator never reached out to the witnesses she had referred him to.

The T.V. host in February was accused by a former stylist of sexual harassment and abuse. Her lawyer said Seacrest had asked her inappropriate sexual questions, slapped her buttocks, given her a bear hug while wearing only his underwear, "forced himself on top" of her and grabbed her crotch.

The E! star has yet to comment on the situation on-air and hosted Live with Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday without discussing sexual harassment. I am not a judge. As sexual harassment allegations swirl around 43-year-old, the spotlight will focus on the embattled TV host as much as the stars he will be interviewing. "I don't know about the Ryan Seacrest thing", she said. "I don't think any smart person would", another PR source told the outlet. And I just want you to know, you are a privilege to work with and I adore you.

The decision, she told Variety in a story published Sunday, is unfair to actresses who will have to decide whether to cooperate with his interview efforts at tonight's telecast. "I don't know. that is where this stuff gets tricky".

This marks the first time that Ripa has defended her co-host on live television. "I have noticed that they keep cycling these women and I am that so you don't have to pay another woman equally to Jason?" Dos Santos shared facts about inequality in Hollywood, saying only four percent of women are directors, and telling female viewers at home to "go for it" and "follow your dreams".

"Recently, someone that worked as a wardrobe stylist for me almost a decade ago at E!"

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