Ryan Seacrest is insisting any allegations that he behaved inappropriately toward a wardrobe stylist almost ten years ago are false, and the person making the accusations is being “reckless.”
The “American Idol” host revealed Friday that he was dealing with an internal investigation into the allegations with a lengthy statement:
“Recently, someone that worked as a wardrobe stylist for me nearly a decade ago at E! News, came forward with a complaint suggesting I behaved inappropriately toward her. If I made her feel anything but respected, I am truly sorry. I dispute these reckless allegations and I plan to cooperate with any corporate inquiries that may result.”
He continued, “I treat all my colleagues with kindness, dignity, and understanding, as this is a principle that’s core to who I am. Throughout my 25 years in the entertainment industry, the majority of my co-workers have been women, and I’ve endeavored to foster a positive work environment of mutual respect and courtesy, as that’s how I believe it should be. I’m distraught that anyone or any situation would call that into question. I’m proud of my workplace reputation, and believe my track record will speak for itself. I’m an advocate for women. I will continue to support their voices.”
Nothing more is known about the incident in question, and Seacrest is now on the ever growing list of celebrities who have been accused of workplace misconduct in Hollywood.