E!’s investigation into allegations of misconduct in opposition to Ryan Seacrest has ended as a result of “inadequate proof,” the community introduced Thursday.
“The investigation, carried out by exterior counsel, discovered inadequate proof to assist the claims in opposition to Seacrest and due to this fact couldn’t be substantiated. E! is dedicated to offering a secure working setting the place everyone seems to be handled with respect and dignity,” the community mentioned in an announcement.
Seacrest, 43, was accused in November of inappropriate conduct by a wardrobe stylist who labored with the star practically a decade in the past throughout his stretch on E! Information.
The TV and radio character issued an announcement earlier than the claims went public denying the “reckless allegations.”
“Just lately, somebody that labored as a wardrobe stylist for me practically a decade in the past at E! Information, got here ahead with a criticism suggesting I behaved inappropriately towards her,” he mentioned on the time. “If I made her really feel something however revered, I’m actually sorry. I dispute these reckless allegations and I plan to cooperate with any company inquiries that will consequence.”
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“All through my 25 years within the leisure business, nearly all of my co-workers have been ladies, and I’ve endeavored to foster a constructive work setting of mutual respect and courtesy, as that is how I consider it must be. I am distraught that anybody or any scenario would name that into query. I am pleased with my office popularity, and consider my monitor report will communicate for itself.”
The criticism’s specifics had been by no means made public, although the alleged sufferer reportedly requested a considerable chunk of change in alternate for her silence, which was denied by Seacrest and his authorized group.
Seacrest is slated to imagine his well-known function as “American Idol” host when ABC’s reboot hits screens in March.