Ryan Seacrest's former stylist alleges he sexual harassed and abused her

Ryan Seacrest

"You are happiness", a grateful Seacrest, 43, responded, putting his arm around her shoulders and kissing her on the head. The TV exclusive aired on "Today" Wednesday. "I saw that a few times".

News is withholding the man's name because he still works in Hollywood and fears retaliation.

He's still hosting "Live With Kelly And Ryan", and he still plans to work the red carpet at the Oscars on Sunday.

Suzie Hardy accused seacrest of sexual harassment and assault in a November letter from her attorneys.

In response to Seacrest and in reference to the "Time's Up" movement against sexual harassment, Hardy released her own statement to Variety late Tuesday.

If publicists do in fact steer celebrities involved in Time's Up and #MeToo away from Seacrest on the Oscars red carpet, it would be a marked difference from the Golden Globes, where he spearheaded most of E!'s interviews with Time's Up activists like Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, and Kerry Washington. She said Seacrest frequently invited her to parties, bought her expensive spa gift certificates, picked her up with her friends in a sport utility vehicle limousine and paid for dinner. "Listen, you know, we should at the very least afford people the opportunity for truth, what the facts of the story are before hanging them out to dry". "Don't take it personally, '" she said she told him. I don't have a problem with talking about what women are wearing.

"Umm, I don't know", she said. The ex-E! employee is making said claims after her initial allegations were investigated and turned up insufficient evidence by the network. News parent company NBCUniversal. Seacrest denied the allegations, and the network issued a statement indicating that they found "no sufficient evidence" to substantiate the claims.

Her lawyer, King, said the accusation that Hardy demanded money was "an attempt to smear the victim and divert attention from her very specific and supportable claims". He also made allegations of his own saying "This person who has accused me of frightful things offered, on multiple occasions, to withdraw her claims if I paid her millions of dollars".

He added that he "worked extremely hard to achieve my success" and "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".

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