Ryan John Seacrest is a radio personality, producer and TV host who is well renowned for the latter as the host of Americal Idol. American Idol is one of the biggest music reality television show in the world which has produced some well-renowned artists like Kelly Clarkson and Adam Lambert. He is also a powerhouse in media being the producer of highly rated show Keeping Up with The Kardashians and its spinoffs.
What is the latest controversy?
Suzie Hardy Seacrest’s personal stylist working for E! news accused Seacrest of sexually harassing her in the workplace when she worked for E! news from 2007 to 2013. She claimed that she endured the harassment until she left the job in 2013.
According to Variety, “Hardy accused Seacrest of groping her genitals, grinding against her while wearing only underwear and with an erection, and slapping her bottom so hard that it left a welt for hours”.
The issues spurred in the media when Seacrest released a statement on 17 November 2017 denying Hardy’s accusation. Seacrest and his lawyers claimed that Hardy asked $15 million dollars to settle the matter behind the door.
NBC Universal – the parent company of E! conducted an internal investigation from a third party and closed the case stating insufficient evidence. The investigation included an interview with many eyewitnesses and co-workers of both Seacrest and Hardy.
Seacrest’s other coworkers responded to these allegations as false and praised him that they were honored to work for them. Jimmy Kimmel the host of the 90th Oscars and the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! , American Idol, ABC, and Disney have supported Seacrest.
Things got heated up during the 90th Oscars when some of the A-listed artists avoided Seacrest in the E! news Red Carpet Ceremony’s interviews. It is also reported that Seacrest felt uncomfortable during the ceremony.
Who has Ryan Seacrest dated or been with?
Until the age of 43 years, Seacrest has dated numerous stars but these are the ones which have been publicly known:
They were first linked together in 2014 when they spent a vacation in Europe and after years of on and off relationships they are together now. The 26-year-old model Shanya and Seacrest patched up in the spring of 2017.
He dated SI swimsuit model Dominique Piek back in 2013 after the break up with Julianne Hough. They were spotted together for the first time on July 4, 2013, on board a mega yacht though they had been linked together for a couple of months.
He dated Julianne Hough, a participant of Dancing with stars from April 2010 to March 2013. Hough is also a professional dancer turned judge, actress, and singer.
He was rumored to have a relationship with Jasmine Waltz in 2009.
Sophie Monk and Seacrest were seen together multiple times going on dates.
Sara Jean Underwood
Sara Jean Underwood and he dated on and off for 2 years. Sara was Playmate of the Month for July issue of Playboy in 2006 and Playmate of the Year 2007. She is also an actor and TV host of Attack of the Shoe.
Seacrest and Katrina Darrell were speculated to be in a relationship when she kissed him on American Idol in 2009.
Seacrest was briefly linked with Huddleston in 2008.
In 2006, paparazzi caught them kissing.
Seacrest and Shana were in a relationship from 2003 to 2005. They have been spotted together again in 2016 but things didn’t go far away.
Seacrest’s activities off the media:
Ryan is the founder of Ryan Seacrest Foundation. The foundation’s first initiative is to build broadcast media centers, named Seacrest Studios, within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. Such broadcast media centers are already established in nine different hospitals across the United States.