Ryan Seacrest & Kelly Ripa Completely Ignore Sexual Misconduct. The shocking sexual misconduct allegations against Ryan Seacrest were the elephant in the room on Live! His former stylist, Suzie Hardy, went public with her bombshell sexual assault allegations. But Ryan and Kelly Ripa didn’t even mention the accusations. They spent the first ten minutes of their show discussing the recent teeth whitening procedure. They both had done, making a point not to address Suzie’s shocking allegations, which an E! Investigation found insufficient evidence. The American Idol host was cleared by E! Back on Feb. 1.
Ryan Seacrest & Kelly Ripa Completely Ignore Sexual Misconduct
The network released a statement saying: “E! has now concluded the investigation into allegations regarding Ryan Seacrest. The investigation, conducted by outside counsel, found insufficient evidence to substantiate allegations against Seacrest. E! is committed providing a safe working environment. Everyone is treated with respect and dignity.” The company went further into how deep the investigation was. Hardy went public with her allegations in an interview with our sister site Variety on Feb. 26. Suzie worked for Seacrest from 2006-2013. He alleged that he “grinded his erect penis on her,” while wearing only his underwear, and groped her vagina. Hardy also claimed Seacrest once slapped her behind so hard that she was left with a large welt that was still visible hours later. It was the first time Hardy detailed her claims against Seacrest.
Ryan released a pre-emptive statement. He revealed that E! Was investigating a misconduct complaint against him made by “someone that worked as a wardrobe stylist for me nearly a decade ago at E! News.” He called the claim “reckless allegations” at the time. After Hardy went public with the shocking in-depth details of her allegations on Feb. 26, E! Revealed just how thorough their sexual misconduct investigation was. In a strongly worded statement, the network said that: “E!’s investigation was extremely comprehensive and thorough. Over the course of a two-month process, our outside counsel interviewed more than two dozen people regarding the allegations, including multiple separate meetings with the claimant and all firsthand witnesses that she provided. The investigator is an attorney with nearly 20 years experience and is highly regarded professionally. Any claims that question the legitimacy of this investigation is completely baseless.” Hollywood Lifers, are you surprised Ryan didn’t address the situation?