On today’s episode of Live! Kelly Ripa dissed co-host Ryan Seacrest over his recent sexual misconduct accusations. Although the man did not bring up the scandal on the show, not even in order to further defend himself, Ripa seemed to find a way to bring it up subtly.
As the co-hosts were talking about having a ‘treadmill day’ on Live! Kelly asked: ‘Do you want me to put your shoes back on for you?’
Without a doubt, this was a reference to the fact that the man’s former stylist Suzie Hardy would be the one to tie up his shoelaces and, according to a male co-worker, Seacrest would often thrust his crotch in her face.
‘You don’t mind, do you?’ Seacrest said in response to Kelly’s question.
E! has investigated the woman’s accusations, concluding that there was ‘insufficient evidence’ in support of the former stylist’s claims.
Even after Suzie went public with her story, the network reassured the show’s fans that the investigation was ‘comprehensive and thorough.’
Later on, Seacrest himself released a statement saying that ‘This person who’s accused me of horrible things offered, on multiple occasions, to withdraw her claims if I paid her millions of dollars. I refused.’
In spite of his scandal, due to the fact that the network found nothing incriminating against Seacrest, the TV host is still set to host the red carpet at the Oscars, representing E! on March 4.
What do you think about Kelly Ripa throwing some not so subtle shade at Ryan Seacrest on Live! today? Do you think he is guilty of sexual misconduct or not?