'I'm an advocate for women' - Ryan Seacrest denies 'reckless' misconduct claims

Lawrence Kim
November 19, 2017

In a public statement, released to USA Today, he said: 'Recently, someone that worked as a wardrobe stylist for me almost a decade ago at E!

Seacrest's apparent behavior comes on the heels of a string of high-profile men in Hollywood that have received public scrutiny for sexual harassment or sexual assault.

The cable channel E! that Ryan was a part of is now holding internal investigations in the wake of recent sexual misconduct cases. On Friday, Seacrest made an official statement disputing the accusation.

Radio personality, television host and producer Ryan Seacrest has been accused of sexual harassment. He has also starred in a few films as himself, as well as executive producing multiple reality programs via his company Ryan Seacrest Productions, including Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.

In his statement, the American Idol host went on to stress that he tried to ensure women felt comfortable in the workplace.

In a statement, the "American Idol" host said if he made the stylist feel anything but respected, he is truly sorry.

Still, he denies any wrongdoing, saying, "I dispute these reckless allegations and I plan to coordinate with any corporate inquiries that may result".

The alleged victim apparently directed her legal team to make a request for a "substantial financial" amount for her silence, though Seacrest and his lawyers outright denied her any money whatsoever. I treat all my colleagues with kindness, dignity, and understanding, as this is a principle thats core to who I am.”. Seacrest, who worked with the complainant a decade ago, denied the claims and called them "reckless".

According to the Daily Mail, Ryan's former former stylist has claimed that he behaved inappropriately with her over 10 years ago.

In a statement to the USA magazine the star denied the allegations, but still offered an apology to his accuser. "I've endeavored to foster a positive work environment of mutual respect and courtesy", he explained, "as that's how I believe it should be". "I will continue to support their voices", Seacrest said, according to Variety. Seacrest's pictured onstage at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 24, 2016 in Las Vegas.

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