The American Idol presenter has become the latest star to be accused of misconduct.
The claims were made by a former wardrobe stylist at the E! network who worked alongside Seacrest when he helmed their flagship E! News show nearly a decade ago. While the exact details of the allegations have not been made public, Seacrest has released a statement disputing them.
“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,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.
“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,” he added.
“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.”
A spokesperson for E! confirmed to Variety that they were investigating the claims.