- Ken Baker accused of sexually harassing several former female colleagues
- E! correspondent allegedly kissed an intern without her consent in 2011
- He then allegedly sexually propositioned her several times over the years
- She says Baker also offered to buy her a sex toy with his name engraved on it
E! News correspondent Ken Baker has been accused of sexually harassing several female ex-colleagues.
The accusations against Baker include sexually propositioning a female intern and later offering to buy her a sex toy with his name engraved on it, as well as asking a colleague to ‘sit on his lap’.
Baker, who has been a vocal critic of Harvey Weinstein in the wake of the many women accusing him of rape and harassment, has said he is ‘very disturbed’ by the accusations.
Accusations: E! News’ Ken Baker allegedly sexually propositioning a former intern and later offering to buy her a sex toy with his name engraved on it
NBCUniversal has said it will investigate the claims, first reported by The Wrap earlier this week.
The accusations have been made by two women, one former E! News employee and a former E! News intern.
The ex-employee claims Baker had called her into his office and had told her to sit on his lap in 2012. She also accuses him of complementing her ‘tight shirt’ and inappropriate touching.
The former intern says during her short stint at E! News in 2011, she would go to his office for advice on her career, but that the conversations would soon turn ‘personal’.
Hypocrite? Baker has been a vocal critic of Harvey Weinstein in the wake of the many women accusing him of rape and sexual assault
On one occasion, ‘he asked for a hug — and then unexpectedly kissed her on the mouth,’ according to The Wrap.
After she left E! News, Baker repeatedly sent her messages asking for sex, propositions which escalated over the years.
‘In 2015, he texted her that he wanted to give her ‘a Tiffany dildo with ‘Ken Baker’ engraved on the shaft.’
NBC Universal said in a statement that they ‘take all complaints of misconduct very seriously, and thoroughly investigate all allegations of harassment.’
Baker told The Wrap he was disturbed by the allegations, and that he takes them very seriously.