Following yesterday's explosive revelations about Ryan Seacrest and his alleged harassment of his former stylist in Variety, the TV host has responded to the accusations.
He released a statement yesterday that reminded people how a third-party investigation cleared him of any wrongdoing, says that Variety did not approach him for comment and claimed that Suzie Hardy had offered to withdraw the allegations "if I paid her millions of dollars", which he refused to do.
Seacrest had previously written an article for The Hollywood Reporter last month, titled 'What Happened After I Was Wrongly Accused of Harassment'.
Read his full statement below:
"Yesterday, Variety published a salacious story that revealed the specific claims against me for the first time — even though an independent third-party investigator found insufficient evidence to support the claims. Much to my dismay, Variety didn’t speak with me or bother to speak with other credible witnesses or even ask for any of the evidence that was obtained during the investigation when offered, all of which clearly challenged the veracity of the claims made against me.
"This person who has accused me of horrible things offered, on multiple occasions, to withdraw her claims if I paid her millions of dollars. I refused. I have worked extremely hard to achieve my success and I don’t take my opportunities for granted. I don’t want to accuse anyone of not telling the truth but in this case, I have no choice but to again deny the claims against me, remind people that I was recused of any wrongdoing, and put the matter to rest."