During the middle of the interview, Ripa and her husband, Riverdale actor Mark Consuelos, pushed Bernal away so they could talk to Seacrest. In the interview, the 27-year-old star of “The Red Sparrow” admitted that she was conflicted about talking to Seacrest.
The network stood by their host and Deadline reported that they were “strongly weighing” a 30-second delay of the live show in case someone chose to call him out.
This year’s Oscar red carpet coverage should be especially interesting, considering the ongoing awareness of sexual harassment and allegations of inappropriate behavior from powerful men in Hollywood. “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson also had a conversation with him and told him she’d see him in NY. The internet is convinced Taraji P. Henson took a dig at Ryan Seacrest on the 2018 Academy Awards red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 4, and some of those who watched the moment are praising the actress for her shade-throwing skills. But E! made a decision to stand by the anchor, saying he would anchor the Academy Awards red-carpet telecast, given that their investigation that found “insufficient evidence” of wrongdoing. However, the usual 5 seconds or so could be extended due to fears regarding Ryan Seacrest’s recent sexual harassment allegations, Deadline reports.
The night’s major stars responded to E!’s stance with a cold shoulder, simply avoiding interviews with Seacrest. However, many people are anxious his presence on the red carpet could cause tensions, after accusations of sexual misconduct were made against him by his former stylist Suzie Hardy. “I mean there is a lot to think about with E!, you know?” “I don’t know … that is where this stuff gets tricky”.
News that Seacrest was facing workplace misconduct allegations first came to light in November, when he released a preemptive statement denying the accusations and revealing that E! was conducting an investigation. News and shouldn’t be on us …
The allegations against Seacrest were as much of a distraction as those against Affleck would have been.
According to Page Six, the broadcast’s hosts have been directed to ask celebrities about the #MeToo movement as well as whether or not they will speak with Seacrest.