Will the #MeToo movement upend the Oscars' red carpet charade?

Tonya Becker
March 5, 2018

Join us for red carpet action with Josie Steenhart and Jimmy D at 12pm, and awards drama with Bridget Jones and James Croot from 2pm, on Monday to find out.

Ryan Seacrest may have been anxious about his gig as anchor of E!'s red carpet coverage at the Academy Awards on Sunday amid sexual harassment allegations from his ex-stylist, Suzie Hardy.

Seacrest's former stylist, Suzie Hardy, first made the claims in November, saying she endured years of unwanted sexual misconduct. E!


Hardy claimed to Variety last week that in her time working with Seacrest that he grinded his erect penis against her while wearing only underwear, groped her vagina and once slapped her buttock so hard that it left a large welt, visible hours later. News stylist. He denied the allegations at the time and the network later said in a statement that it found "no sufficient evidence to substantiate" the claims.

"As always, we tape multiple sources of content simultaneously to deliver the best possible show, and there are often brief delays between interviews", an E! spokesperson told THR.

Speaking to Variety, Burke - who began the Twitter hashtag, providing a platform for survivors of sexual assault to share their stories - said the onus of responsibility shouldn't be on actors deciding to speak with Seacrest or not, but on the E! "We shouldn't have to make those choices of, 'Do we or don't we?'"


"You are a privilege to work with and I adore you", Kelly said of Ryan on March 1. In November, Seacrest made the accusations against him public, by stating that E! was investigating sexual misconduct allegations made against him by "someone that worked as a wardrobe stylist for me almost a decade ago at E!"

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"There are already outlets that I'm just like, 'Nah, '" she said. It is important to note that Ripa also mentioned that she is excited to see Seacrest on the red carpet, as the person in charge of covering the Oscars for the E! network. 'I am not a judge. It's not going particularly well: "I don't think [Seacrest is] going to have a great time on the carpet", one longtime Hollywood publicist told CNN.


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