Seacrest's "Live" co-host Kelly Ripa didn't mention the allegations specifically on Thursday, but she gushed about her excitement over his Oscar duties as she issued a strong endorsement of his character. Seacrest has denied the claims, but since he's in the spotlight right before Sunday's Oscars, that may affect his red carpet coverage.
'I mean, there is a lot to think about with E!, you know? The interviewer had asked her if Ryan should step aside from the post, but Young knew nothing of the story. "You are a privilege to work with and I adore you", Kelly gushed. "Speaking on behalf of all of us here, I know what an easy, professional, great person you are, and I feel very, very lucky to work with you each and every day".
Seacrest's stylist and makeup artist of 13 years, Jayson Stacy, said the host has always been kind to him and never witnessed or heard of him making women uncomfortable. Hardy claims Seacrest once grinded his erect penis against her while wearing only his underwear. News claims it's conducted and concluded a thorough investigation but have found "insufficient" evidence to back up the allegations. However, Jennifer added that if she did decide not to talk to Ryan, the decision would also be made in relation to the E! network as a whole.
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He said that while he "unequivocally" supports the #MeToo and Time's Up movements and "applaud [s] all the fearless souls who have come forward to share their stories", he had to remind people that he was cleared of any wrongdoing.
Of the alleged abuse, Suzie said: "As proud as I am and as strong as a woman as I am, as smart as I am and as much work as I've done with therapists, it really affected me".
News of the accusations first emerged in November, when Seacrest released a preemptive statement denying "reckless" claims brought against him by his former stylist, Suzie Hardy. He also claimed Hardy offered on "multiple occasions" to "withdraw her claims if [he] paid her millions of dollars, which Hardy's attorney, Howard King, refuted to Variety". A spokesperson told Variety, "Any claims that question the legitimacy of this investigation are completely baseless".