Former stylist of television presenter Ryan Seacrest, Suzie Hardy has detailed the sexual misconduct allegation against Seacrest that she made last November. In the letter obtained by Variety, Hardy claims that Seacrest hugged while wearing only underwear more than 10 times. Hardy and her then-colleague claimed Seacrest was wearing only his underwear and had a visible erection. Then he allegedly threw Hardy into the bed and climbed onto her and started rubbing his erection on her.
Television Host Ryan Seacrest's Stylist Accuses Him Of Groping Her Crotch, Slapping Her Buttocks, And Rubbing His Erected Penis On Her After E! Cleared Him Of Wrongdoing; She Demands $15 Million
- Ryan Seacrest's former stylist has accused him of groping her genitals, slapping her buttocks, and rubbing himself on her repeatedly between 2007 and 2009.
- The Stylist, Suzie Hardy, and her attorney sent a letter to E! last November describing the allegation against the host.
- The lawyer for Seacrest has said she had demanded $15 million for keeping her lips tight which she and her lawyers have denied.
- E! cleared Seacrest of any wrongdoing in January 2018 after what it said was 'extremely comprehensive and thorough' investigation.
Former stylist of television presenter Ryan Seacrest, Suzie Hardy has detailed the sexual misconduct allegation against Seacrest that she made last November.
Ryan Seacrest's former stylist accuses him of groping crotch and other sexual misconducts
In the letter obtained by Variety, Hardy claims that Seacrest hugged while wearing only underwear more than 10 times. She also claims once, Seacrest was sitting in a director's chair only in his underwear and he said to her, ''I just don't think you're attracted to me,'' to which she answered, ''I'm attracted to my paycheck.''
She further said, around a year after her appointment, Seacrest slid his hand under her genital area. Hardy claimed Seacrest told her, ''Oh my god, are you going to sue me?'' To which she replied, ''Not if I stay employed.''
One of Hardy's co-workers supported her allegation and said, Seacrest had slapped Hardy's buttock forcefully. Hardy told she looked at her buttock in the mirror hours later after she reached home and she found a red welt which she photographed. She had provided the picture to E! and Variety.
Suzie Hardy, former stylist of Ryan Seacrest alleges him of sexual misconducts
Source: Daily Mail
The allegation doesn't end here. Hardy and her then-colleague claimed Seacrest was wearing only his underwear and had a visible erection. Then he allegedly threw Hardy into the bed and climbed onto her and started rubbing his erection on her.
In 2010, Seacrest asked her if she and her then-boyfriend, an attorney, were intimate when she was tying his tie. Then she told him not to ask her personal life after which she claims Seacrest proceeded groping her vagina.
Hardy accused Seacrest of groping her crotch multiple times when she worked for him between 2007 and 2009. Last November, Hardy came up with her accusation against the American Idol host.
Suzie Hardy claims Ryan Seacrest rubbed his erected penis on her
Source: NYDaily News
Days after Hardy's allegation, Seacrest denied all the accusation she made in a statement on November 17, which read:
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 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 endeavored to foster a positive work environment of mutual respect and courtesy, as that's how I believe it should be
Weeks after Hardy accused Seacrest, E! ended its investigation and disclosed its finding in a statement reading:
The investigation, conducted by outside counsel, found insufficient evidence to support the claims against Seacrest and therefore could not be substantiated.
After Variety published the article explaining Hardy's allegation, Seacrest's attorney Andrew Baum released a statement to People saying
It is upsetting to us that Variety is electing to run a ‘story’ about untrue allegations that we were made against my client, after they were told that the accuser threatened to make those false claims against him unless he paid her $15 million. At that time, the claimant threatened to issue a demonstrably false press statement unless she was paid.
My client proactively and publicly denied the claims and agreed to fully cooperate with E!’s investigation about the matter.” Baum issued the same statement to Variety, which they included in their report.
Moreover, Baum had told in a statement to Variety,
On January 31st the network notified us that their independent third-party investigation had concluded that there was insufficient evidence to support her claims, effectively, clearing my client’s name
However, Hardy's lawyer told Variety that neither he nor Hardy had asked for any monetary compensation.