The stylist who previously accused Ryan Seacrest of sexual misconduct is now detailing her allegations, including that he grabbed her crotch multiple times. “As proud as I am and as strong as a woman as I am, as smart as I am and as much work as I’ve done with therapists, it really affected me,” Suzie Hardy tells Variety of the alleged abuse.
The outlet has also published excerpts from a letter Hardy submitted last November, in which she explains that Seacrest hugged her in his underwear more than 10 times while she was working for him.
She also details an incident on the set of E! News in 2008 when Seacrest allegedly slid his hand in from behind, cupped her crotch, then quickly pulled it away again. Hardy claims that Seacrest then asked her, “Oh my god, are you going to sue me?” to which she responded, “Not if I stay employed.”
Hardy says a similar crotch-grabbing incident took place in 2010, after Seacrest asked her if she had “f**ked” her new boyfriend. Earlier this month, E! closed an investigation into Hardy’s claims, noting they had “found insufficient evidence to support the claims against Seacrest.” Hardy became Seacrest’s personal stylist in 2007 for E! News.