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Ryan Seacrest: Sexual Misconduct Accusations Were 'Gut-Wrenching'

From TIME - February 6, 2018

Ryan Seacrest said it was gut-wrenching to be accused of sexual misconduct days after E! announced an external investigation found insufficient evidence to substantiate the allegations.

In November, Seacrest said in a statement that a former wardrobe stylist at E! News came forward with a complaint suggesting I behaved inappropriately toward her. Seacrest denied the allegations. The woman has not come forward publicly and detailed her specific claims. E! confirmed the same month that it opened an investigation into Seacrest, but said on Feb. 1 that outside counsel found insufficient evidence to support the claims against Seacrest.

In an essay for The Hollywood Reporter published on Feb. 5, the American Idol host explained how the allegations affected him and said its important to assure that those accused of sexual misconduct have the opportunity to receive due process.

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