One little bracelet was enough to remind everyone of the sexual misconduct allegations levied against Ryan Seacrest last year.
The “American Idol” host was seen sporting a #TimesUp bracelet while covering the 2019 Golden Globes on Sunday. His taste in accessories rubbed some people the wrong way considering how he was once accused of sexually assaulting and harassing his ex-stylist.
Buzzfeed writer Alanna Bennett was one person who pointed out the supposed hypocrisy. “Ryan Seacrest is wearing a Time’s Up bracelet?” she tweeted on Sunday. “While everyone just kind [of] ignores that he was one of the accused men last year? SURE, OKAY.”
Last February, stylist Suzie Hardy told Variety that Seacrest sexually harassed her when she worked for him between 2007 and 2013. The alleged misconduct included an incident where Seacrest was said to have groped Hardy below the belt. Hardy said she contacted human resources and subsequently found herself unemployed.
At the time, Seacrest denied the allegations. He said a third party had investigated the claims and declared Hardy’s allegations unfounded. Hardy argued key witnesses including her ex-boyfriend and her therapist were not contacted during the investigation.
Members of the Twitterverse had plenty to say about Seacrest’s bracelet at Sunday’s Golden Globes.