In November, E! crown prince Ryan Seacrest got ahead of possible sexual harassment allegations by issuing a half-apology and denial. Ten years earlier, a female wardrobe stylist filed a complaint with E! claiming that he was inappropriate with her. Apologies and denials aside, E! was conducting an internal investigation of the situation, and they’re finally done looking into it.
Variety says that E! issued a statement today regarding their findings. Or should I say lack of findings, because they claim they didn’t find anything.
“E! has now concluded the investigation into allegations regarding Ryan Seacrest. The investigation, conducted by outside counsel, found insufficient evidence to support the claims against Seacrest and therefore could not be substantiated. E! is committed to providing a safe working environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.”
There you go, Kris Jenner – you can stop shopping for a new religion, it looks like the false idol of Ryan Seacrest is still clean enough to worship at.
When asked for a statement on the matter, a rep for Ryan redirected Variety back to his original statement from November, which was that he’s “proud of his workplace reputation” and that he believes in “mutual respect and courtesy.” Personally, I don’t see how E! could ever conduct a proper interview. Ryan has the face of a Hall of Presidents animatronic. The second anyone sat down to interview him, they’d be too fascinated by watching him talk, and they’d forget all the other information they gathered that day.