According to Variety, the E! network is conducting an investigation into “an allegation of misconduct” against Ryan Seacrest. The specifics of the allegation haven’t been revealed, but the accusation comes from a stylist who used to work with Seacrest, and Variety says that whatever she’s accusing him of reportedly happened “roughly a decade ago.”
Seacrest has released a statement apologizing for making this woman “feel anything but respected,” but he does “dispute these reckless allegations” and he says he’ll “cooperate with any corporate inquiries that may result.” Here’s Seacrest’s statement in full:
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. 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.