Published: Mon, March 05, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

Kelly Ripa Addresses Ryan Seacrest Allegations During Live Broadcast

Kelly Ripa Addresses Ryan Seacrest Allegations During Live Broadcast

Ryan Seacrest is still on tap to be a red carpet host at this weekend's academy awards. As the accusations bloomed into a full-blown controversy, Ryan released a statement denying the claims and explaining that an investigation had already exonerated him.

Ryan categorically denies her allegations and has accused her of trying to extort money from him.

Is it possible that E!'s coverage of the Oscars is going to be treated a little bit different than usual? I don't know, that is where this stuff gets tricky'. But this year, despite denials, they will be no shows, along with Casey Affleck, in the wake of their alleged sexual misconduct.

According to Page Six, there are publicists who are planning to help their clients avoid Ryan and E! at the Oscars.

On Sunday Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, sided with those who think Seacrest should steer clear.

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"They really shouldn't send him [to the Oscars]", Burke told Variety. "We shouldn't have to make those choices of, 'Do we or don't we?'" she told Variety.

"This is not about his guilt or innocence", Burke added. She also states she was let go from her job after bringing her accusations to E!'s HR department. News and shouldn't be on us ...

After Howard Stern detailed the allegations to his guest Jennifer Lawrence, the actress responded, "I can't imagine him being sexual". "So it wouldn't be that big of a deal". At recent Golden Globes and Grammys ceremonies, celebrities showed up in clothing and wearing pins in support of victims, and many pre-show interviews focused on those topics. The network previously faced a backlash after former host Catt Sadler reportedly left the network over unequal pay. A veteran producer of the red-carpet show, Aileen Gram-Moreno, claims she was sacked for allowing Longoria's interview to make it to air. Host Jimmy Kimmel has seemed indecisive about his plans for #TimesUp and #MeToo coverage.

There had some been some confusion after he told ABC News in an interview broadcast Thursday: "This show is not about reliving people's sexual assaults - it's an awards show for people who have been dreaming about maybe winning an Oscar for their whole lives".

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