The latest in a long string of recent Hollywood allegations, Ryan Seacrest has been accused of sexual misconduct. While Seacrest usually manages to stay out of the media circus and is generally known to be kind and respectful, he is now at the center of a media storm.
The accusation comes from a former wardrobe stylist who worked with Seacrest almost ten years ago during his time at E! Entertainment. She has accused him of inappropriate conduct, but the details of her accusation have yet to be revealed.
Seacrest, who is the current host of Live with Kelly and Ryan, vehemently denies the allegations. He has responded to his accuser on social media and says the claims are completely false. He has agreed to a full investigation by E! Entertainment. He does admit to working with the wardrobe stylist and has apologized if he ever made her feel disrespected.
About the accusation, Secrest has said:
“I’m distraught that anyone or any situation would call that into question. I’m proud of my workplace reputation, and believe my track record will speak for itself. I’m an advocate for women. I will continue to support their voices.”
The Hollywood Reporter was told by an unnamed source that the accuser asked Seacrest for a large financial sum in return for her silence. Seacrest, through his lawyers, denied her request.
Ryan Seacrest is a highly successful tv and radio host and an executive producer. He was first known as the host of Fox’s American Idol and has recently signed on for the reboot that will air on ABC in May of 2018. He is also the cohost of Live with Ryan and Kelly. His production company, Ryan Seacrest Productions, currently produces Keeping Up with the Kardashians and E! Live from the Red Carpet.
This report is just the latest in a recent long line of accusations of sexual misconduct, that began over a month ago with allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Since then, Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, George H. W. Bush, George Takei and Sylvester Stallone. Many of the accusers are just coming forward for incidents that happened years ago, stating that the culture of Hollywood promotes this type of behavior and discourages victims from speaking out against it.