Sunday, November 19, 2017
E! Entertainment investigating Ryan Seacrest misconduct claim of behaving 'inappropriately' with an E! News stylist.
E! Entertainment (DStv 124) is investigating a misconduct claim against Ryan Seacrest from a stylist who used to work on E! News with Ryan Seacrest, claiming he behaved "inappropriately".
According to a stylist who worked at E! News a decade ago while Ryan Seacrest was an anchor on the show, he behaved inappropriately, although the details of what allegedly happened is not yet known.
"Recently, someone that worked as a wardrobe stylist for me nearly a decade ago at E! News, came forward with a complaint suggesting I behaved inappropriately toward her," says Ryan Seacrest in a statement.
He was the co-anchor of E! News on E! Entertainment from 2006 until 2012.
"If I made her feel anything but respected, I am truly sorry. I dispute these reckless allegations and I plan to cooperate with any corporate inquiries that may result."
"I treat all my colleagues with kindness, dignity, and understanding, as this is a principle that's core to who I am."
"Throughout my 25 years in the entertainment industry, the majority of my co-workers have been women, and I've endeavoured to foster a positive work environment of mutual respect and courtesy, as that's how I believe it should be."
"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," says Ryan Seacrest in his statement, who is back as the host of the revived American Idol.
E! publicist Joanne Park says E! is investigating the misconduct claim.