Seacrest accuser says NBC mysteriously canceled appearance on MEGYN
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Ryan Seacrest’s accuser thinks NBCUniversal executives killed her “Megyn Kelly Today” appearance to protect the E! star. (2012 Getty Images)
Suzie Hardy, the woman who accused Ryan Seacrest of sexual harassment, said she was scheduled to appear on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today” to discuss her allegations but the network abruptly canceled -- and she thinks she knows why.
"I could have gone with a number of shows, but I picked Megyn Kelly because of other interviews she had done supporting women in the #MeToo movement," Hardy told the Daily Mail.
Seacrest is a cash cow for E!, which is owned by NBC’s parent company, NBCUniversal. He is an executive at E! News and produces the hit reality program “Keeping up with the Kardashians.” Meanwhile, Kelly has used her platform to speak with victims of sexual harassment on a regular basis since her show started last fall.
Hardy said she was scheduled to film an interview for Kelly’s daytime talk show on March 16 that would air on March 19, but producers canceled without providing a reason.
“Everything was set, she told the The Daily Mail. “But the morning of our flight, they called my lawyer and abruptly canceled. No explanation was given.”
Hardy publicly came forward earlier this year, accusing Seacrest of grinding his erect penis against her while clad only in underwear, grabbing her vagina and slapping her bottom with such force that she had a large, visible welt for hours. She doesn’t think that Seacrest’s powerful role at NBCUniversal's E! and her scheduled appearance being canceled are a coincidence.
'It doesn't take a genius to figure that one out,' she told the Daily Mail.
Suzie Hardy said she was scheduled to discuss her allegations against Ryan Seacrest on NBC but it was abruptly canceled.
Seacrest has vehemently denied sexual misconduct accusations made against him by Hardy, his former stylist, while E! stands by an external investigation conducted earlier this year that a spokesperson said failed to produce sufficient evidence to substantiate those allegations.
Hardy even mocked the external investigation during her talk with the Daily Mail, saying many of the people she said witnessed the alleged harassment were not contacted.Read More...