An nameless supply is backing up stylist Suzie Hardy’s sexual misconduct allegations against Ryan Seacrest.
The source, who claims to have labored along Seacrest within the earlier, didn’t need to be known for worry of professional retaliation, NBC News’ Kate Snow reported.
The source corroborated Hardy’s accusation that Seacrest, 43, shoved her face into his crotch at the same time as she used to be tying the E! host’s shoes.
“Hardy could go to tie his shoe and he may shove her head toward his crotch,” the supply affirmed. “I saw that greater than once.” But a supply with reference to Seacrest equipped a video of Hardy tying his sneakers to turn the “Live with Kelly and Ryan” host used to be if truth be told uncomfortable with Hardy doing so.
The insider also alleged that prior to the 2008 Oscars, Hardy was once styling Seacrest on the Roosevelt Resort in Los Angeles when Seacrest allegedly held Hardy in a bearhug from in the back of. “She yelled, ‘Get off of me,’” the source recalled. “She was seeking to break out from him. i’ll see an erect penis in his lingerie.” The supply claimed Hardy was “visibly shaken” and recommended her to talk to human resources.
In November 2017, Hardy’s attorneys claimed in a letter that in that incident Seacrest had been on most sensible of Hardy on a mattress in the hotel room. The letter additionally alleged Seacrest slapped on her rear Hardy as they exited an E! set; the supply mentioned he didn’t witness the slap however that Hardy informed him in regards to the incident shortly after it happened and confirmed him a welt on her at the back of that she claimed used to be from Seacrest.
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Hardy prior to now claimed that during her tenure as Seacrest’s stylist, he hugged her while clad in barely his underwear greater than 10 occasions.
Resources as regards to Seacrest claimed NBC News’ supply is a disgruntled former employee who used to be pals with Hardy. Seacrest lately stated in a press release that “this one who has accused me of terrible things has presented on more than one events to withdraw her claims if I paid her tens of millions of dollars. I refused.”
He persisted, “i’ve worked extremely hard to reach my good fortune and that i don’t take my possibilities as a right. I don’t want to accuse any individual of now not telling the truth, but on this case, i’ve no selection however to again deny the claims towards me, remind people that i used to be recused of any wrongdoing, and positioned the problem to rest.”
Seacrest’s lawyer denied the claims and referred to as them outright “lies.” An interior research at E! up to now discovered no proof of wrongdoing by way of the celebrity.
Hardy’s lawyer fired back in their own statement to NBC that Seacrest’s denial used to be “an attempt to smear the sufferer and divert attention from her very explicit and supportable claims.”
In Advance this month, earlier than Hardy exact her allegations, Seacrest spoke out on the then-unspecified misconduct claims.
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“To have my place of job habits wondered was once intestine-wrenching. I’ve all the time aimed to treat all of my colleagues with honesty, respect, kindness and compassion,” he wrote in an essay for The Hollywood Reporter. “But, I knew, regardless of the boldness I had that there was no benefit to the allegations, my identify could likely quickly seem on the lists of those suspected of despicable words and deeds.”
As of now, both ABC, which airs “Are Living with Kelly and Ryan” as well as the upcoming “American Idol” reboot, and E! are standing through Seacrest, even though best publicists up to now instructed Page Six that they’d steer their shoppers away from the beleaguered anchor at the Oscars on Sunday.