One of the biggest questions leading up to today’s Oscars red carpet was how on earth celebrities would deal with E!‘s new problem child, Ryan Seacrest.
The 43-year-old American Idol host and long-term red carpet presenter was only last week making headlines after his former stylist Suzie Hardy claimed she was subjected to sexual abuse and harassment for years.
The single mum, who was hired in 2006 by E!, claimed she endured aggressive touching and groping – including Seacrest grinding his erect penis against her, and in another instance, grabbing her vagina – but she said she remained quiet for fear of losing her job. When she eventually reported the alleged abuse in 2013 to HR, she said she was fired.
Juuuust in time for the 90th Academy Awards.