Her boyfriend Ryan Seacrest has strongly denied allegations of sexual assault by his former stylist.
And now the TV presenter’s girlfriend Shayna Taylor has come out in his defence, penning a gushing message to her love.
Alongside a sunset picture of the couple, she wrote: ‘I love you so much Ryan. You are the most respectful, well mannered, civil, gracious, loving, kind human being.
‘You are the most respectful man!’ Ryan Secrest’s girlfriend Shayna Taylor pens loving message in the wake of allegations he sexually assaulted his former stylist
‘I have known you for 6 years and every day you impress me with your kindness. Not only to me or your friends and family, but most importantly in your work environment.
‘You have worked SO hard to be where you are and you deserve it.’
Shyana tagged her post ‘I love you’, ‘forever support you’, ‘Team Ryan’ and ‘Team Seacrest’.
Standing by her man: Shayna Taylor heads out to the shops on Wednesday, after Ryan was earlier spotted leaving the New York home they share
No doubts: Seacrest vehemently denied the claims he sexually assaulted the woman, saying that she tried to extort him for millions of dollars
As for Seacrest, he vehemently denied the claims he sexually assaulted the woman, claiming she asked him for money in return for her silence and said an investigation by E! parent company NBCUniversal that cleared him of wrongdoing.
Indeed E! network said Seacrest will ‘host as usual’ their red carpet coverage on Sunday and the network is ‘absolutely not pulling [him]’, despite allegations from his personal stylist who claimed that she was subjected to ‘years of unwanted sexual aggression.’
However, despite this, publicists are reportedly planning to steer their Hollywood star clients away from Seacrest on theOscars red carpet.
‘Usually Ryan is the one you want… but there are so many outlets on that carpet, why risk it?’ one publicist told Page Six .
‘There’s plenty of other places for clients to get the exposure.’
Avoid: Publicists are reportedly planning to steer their Hollywood star clients away from Ryan Seacrest on the Oscars red carpet
Ryan’s defence was swift and strongly worded.
‘This person who has accused me of horrible things offered, on multiple occasions, to withdraw her claims if I paid her millions of dollars. I refused,’ Seacrest told the Hollywood Reporter.
‘Yesterday, Variety published a salacious story that revealed the specific claims against me for the first time – even though an independent third-party investigator found insufficient evidence to support the claims,’ Seacrest said in a Tuesday statement.
‘Much to my dismay, Variety didn’t speak with me or bother to speak with other credible witnesses or even ask for any of the evidence that was obtained during the investigation when offered, all of which clearly challenged the veracity of the claims made against me.’
Seacrest continued: ‘This person who has accused me of horrible things offered, on multiple occasions, to withdraw her claims if I paid her millions of dollars. I refused. I have worked extremely hard to achieve my success and I don’t take my opportunities for granted. I don’t want to accuse anyone of not telling the truth but in this case, I have no choice but to again deny the claims against me, remind people that I was recused of any wrongdoing, and put the matter to rest.’
Alleged victim: Suzie Hardy and her lawyers sent a letter to E! last November detailing her allegations against the host
His former stylist, Suzie Hardy alleges Seacrest hugged her several times while wearing only underwear and that he stuck his hand between her legs and cupped her crotch.
She also claims Seacrest pushed her head into his crotch while she was tying his shoes on multiple occasions between 2007 and 2009, and once smacked her rear so hard he left a visible welt.
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Seacrest was back on air as usual on Wednesday morning
Following the Oscars, Seacrest is hosting the re-boot to American Idol next month, which ABC is hoping will be a much needed hit.
‘This is a major crisis. ABC should have ordered him to go on ‘GMA’ Tuesday morning, live at 7:30, and deny the allegations vociferously,’ an ABC insider told Fox News.
Seacrest on February 5 penned a guest column for the Hollywood Reporter titled ‘What Happened After I was Wrongly Accused of Harassment.’
Hardy’s claim was actually made in November of last year, and E! said in January that they had investigated Hardy’s allegations and found ‘insufficient evidence to support the claims against Seacrest.’
However, Monday’s report described in detail what the allegations were specifically, with Hardy claiming ‘years of unwanted sexual aggression’ by Seacrest against his ‘longtime personal stylist.’
Seacrest’s lawyer, Andrew Baum, told Fox News Hardy initially asked for a payout to keep quiet, which prompted Seacrest to announce the investigation on his own behalf.
‘Recently, someone that worked as a wardrobe stylist for me nearly a decade ago at E! News, came forward with a complaint suggesting I behaved inappropriately toward her,’ read a statement released by Seacrest at the time.
A 2007 Hollywood Reporter cover that Hardy styled Seacret for at the start of her job (above)
‘If I made her feel anything but respected, I am truly sorry. I dispute these reckless allegations and I plan to cooperate with any corporate inquiries that may result.’
He did not stop there either, going on to explain what a model co-worker he has been over the course of his career.
‘I treat all my colleagues with kindness, dignity, and understanding, as this is a principle that’s core to who I am. Throughout my 25 years in the entertainment industry, the majority of my co-workers have been women, and I’ve endeavored to foster a positive work environment of mutual respect and courtesy, as that’s how I believe it should be,’ said the American Idol host.
‘I’m distraught that anyone or any situation would call that into question. I’m proud of my workplace reputation, and believe my track record will speak for itself. I’m an advocate for women. I will continue to support their voices.’
Hardy claims however that this all came out because she was asked in 2013 by E! human resources about her relationship with Seacrest, not because she sought out a meeting with them.
‘I never touched him, I never kissed him, I never f***ed him, nothing. But I said, ‘But he touched me,” Hardy said she told HR in that meeting.
‘I was in there for hours. I told them everything.’
Two weeks later she says she was out of a job, and for her final assignment with Seacrest, Hardy said she was not even allowed to dress him for the 2013 Oscars, instead being charged with leaving his tuxedo in an empty room for him to wear to the ceremony that evening.