Share this Story
/

E! Reaches Verdict on Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Ryan Seacrest

Christina Marfice

by

Trending writer

Christina is a reporter based in Boise, Idaho. She's a veteran vegetarian, a political junkie and a huge grammar snob. On the weekends, she can usually be found binging on Netflix, playing the piano or petting her cats, Daisy and Dandelion.

This sexual misconduct investigation is over

Ryan Seacrest has been cleared after allegations of sexual harassment sparked an investigation at E!, one of his employers. The investigation was closed after it was decided that there was not enough evidence to support the allegations made against Seacrest.

More: Blake Shelton's Mom Almost Caused Him to Give Up Singing

The investigation was launched after a former stylist who worked at E! News at the same time as Seacrest alleged that he sexually harassed her nearly 10 years ago. Seacrest denied the report, calling it "reckless." E! hired an outside firm to investigate the report and just announced that Seacrest's name has been cleared.

"E! has now concluded the investigation into allegations regarding Ryan Seacrest," the network said in a statement. "The investigation, conducted by outside counsel, found insufficient evidence to substantiate allegations against Seacrest. E! is committed to providing a safe working environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity."

Unlike the floods of misconduct allegations that have brought down many other A-listers in recent months, this was the only public account about Seacrest. Still, in many sexual harassment cases, there is no evidence but the word of the victim against the word of the accused. A lack of evidence doesn't necessarily mean the report is false.

More: How Kelly Ripa's Husband Mark Consuelos Really Feels About Ryan Seacrest

E! is also the network that recently came under fire for paying anchor Catt Sadler half of what a man in her same position was making. Even when Sadler discovered the pay discrepancy and asked for the same salary that her coanchor, Jason Kennedy, was making, the network reportedly refused to pay her fairly, resulting in her sudden departure from the job she'd held for 12 years. You have to admit, E!'s record of taking care of its female employees isn't spotless, and we hope the way this investigation was conducted isn't just another example of that.

Comments
Hot
New in Entertainment
Close

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!

b h e a r d !

Welcome to the new SheKnows Community,

where you can share your stories, ideas

and CONNECT with millions of women.

Get Started