Ryan Seacrest’s former E! Stylist accuses him of sexual assault and abuse
Popular television host Ryan Seacrest is being accused of abuse and sexual assault by his former personal stylist for E! News.
In 2006, stylist Suzie Hardy got a job as Ryan Secrest’s personal stylist for E! News. For the single mother with a preschool-age daughter, it was the dream job because it offered good pay and gave her a flexible schedule that allowed her pick up her child from school most workdays. However, she claims the job soon turned into a nightmare as Seacrest would sexually harass her every chance he got. This continued until she reported to human resources in 2013 and her employment was immediately terminated.
According to a November letter from Hardy’s attorney addressed to cable channel E!, its corporate parent NBCUniveral, and Seacrest, Hardy’s job became an ordeal as Seacrest subjected her to years of unwanted sexual aggression. The letter accused him of grinding his erect penis against Hardy while clad only in his underwear, groping her vagina, and at one point slapping her buttock so hard that it left a large welt still visible hours later. She took a picture of the injury and showed it to E! during an investigation. She also showed the photo to Variety.