Suzie Hardy, Ryan Seacrest's former E! and "American Idol" stylist, said she never wanted to go public with her sexual harassment claims against her boss. She said he was the one who published the subject by writing a guest column in The Hollywood Reporter, presumably in a preventative motion to discredit her allegations.
"All I wanted was an apology, validation, and action to protect women in the workplace," Hardy writes in a guest column for Hollywood Reporter Thursday, in which she also announces that she has a police report submitted.
In her essay, Hardy cites some of Seacrest's prominent supporters, including his "Live with Kelly and Ryan" co-host Kelly Ripa, as well as producers and executives at NBC and ABC's "American Idol."
She said Seacrest, the "Golden Boy" network, often made her jokes when she subdued her allegedly "humiliating" sexually-mocked and unwanted touches during her six years working from 2007 to 201
"Joke everything you want, Kelly Ripa, ABC and ABC are spinning and spinning," Hardy writes. "They all make a big mistake, and Ryan, stop trying to bully me, it will not work."
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Hardy had filed a report and investigated the police, and Seacrest has repeatedly accused him of inappropriate Conduct denied allegations and described the allegations as "reckless claims."
In a statement in response to Hardy's column, Seacrest's lawyer Andrew Baum repeated the claim that Hardy was looking for a payoff.
"After Mrs. Hardy refuses money and with the Unhappy with her legal investigation, she claims she has spoken with the authorities, "Baum said in the statement," We will continue to cooperate and we remain confident that Mr. Seacrest will again be acquitted of any wrongdoing. "
But Hardy sounded unperturbed in her column.
"I will not stand still and Ryan or the flattery Those who deal with him get away with it, "writes Hardy. "Everybody in Hollywood who is now Ryan decides not to believe me, including every guest in his shows, every studio and network doing business with him, every celebrity talking to him on a red carpet. Know that this is a decision you make. "
In her essay, Hardy said she endured years of" inappropriate approaches, touches, beginnings, and attacks "from Seacrest. But as a single mother, she was grateful for regular work with flexible hours.
She said the Human Resources Department of E! became aware of their allegations in 2012. But she said she had not gone to them. Instead, they said they called them in because "many of the incidents took place in front of other people."
She said HR had asked her if there was something romantic between her and Seacrest. But after telling them about the alleged harassment, she writes that she was released without compensation, compensation, or "any credible explanation."
However, NBC and Seacrest have said that Hardy has not been fired, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Their contract ended when Seacrest on E! The news came to an end.
Hardy said the #Metoo movement inspired her to write a letter to Seacrest and E! this fall to outline the harassment. Her letter, in turn, prompted NBC Universal, the parent company of E !, to initiate a third-party investigation that, according to a spokesperson for Variety, "thoroughly" involved interviewing more than two dozen people.
"Any allegations that question, the legitimacy of this investigation is completely unfounded," said a spokesman Variety.
The findings of the investigation apparently encouraged Seacrest to write his guest column in The Hollywood Reporter in early February, claiming he was a victim of a false charge.
But Hardy asks to differ and writes in her column: "Ryan is not a victim, he is the instigator and the aggressor." She also writes, "I'm not leaving."