The woman who accused Ryan Seacrest of sexual harassment has now filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department.
Suzie Hardy writes in a column for The Hollywood Reporter, “Those who work with Ryan seem to hope I will just go away. Well, I’m not going away. I’m thriving in the truth and feel more inspired than ever. I recently contacted the LAPD and filed a police report so I’m guaranteed a real investigation this time.”
The Blast confirmed from the LAPD that a report was filed against Seacrest. No other details were available.
Hardy, who was Seacrest’s personal stylist, claims she was let go from E! after coming forward with allegations against him.
Seacrest has denied the allegations and E! said they conducted an investigation and told Variety they found Hardy’s claims to be “completely baseless.”
In her column, Hardy went on to say, “Ryan chose to take this public, not me. But I will not stand by silently and let Ryan or the sycophants that employ him get away with this. Not when teenagers, with their voices shaking, can speak up to Congress on gun control. I can face this too! Ryan is not a victim, he is the instigator and the assaulter.”
She concluded by saying, “So, joke all you want, Kelly Ripa. NBC and ABC, keep spinning and deflecting. You’re all making a big mistake. And Ryan, stop trying to bully me. It’s not going to work.”
Seacrest’s attorney, Andrew Baum, told THR: “After Mr. Seacrest denied each and every one of Ms. Hardy’s decade-old claims, after Mr. Seacrest refused to pay Ms. Hardy any money whatsoever, and after an independent legal investigation did not support her claims, Ms. Hardy went to the press attacking the legitimacy of the investigation. Now, after being refused money and unhappy with the independent legal investigation, Ms. Hardy now claims to have spoken to the authorities. We will continue to cooperate and we remain confident that Mr. Seacrest will once again be cleared of any wrongdoing.