In an interview with Variety, the accuser, Suzie Hardy, went into detail about the accusations she made against Seacrest while she was working for him as a personal stylist at E! News. She claims Seacrest pressed his erect penis against her, groped her vagina and slapped her buttock so hard it left a welt. She also described a scenario where Seacrest threw her onto his hotel room bed and climbed on top of her in only his underwear.
When she brought these accusations to human resources, her employment was ended.
Seacrest released a statement back in November regarding the accusations: "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," Seacrest said. "If I made her feel anything but respected, I am truly sorry."
After the accusations became public, an outside investigator was brought in to E! News to determine whether there was sufficient evidence to corroborate Hardy's allegations. After a two-month investigation, the case was closed on the grounds that there was "insufficient evidence to support the claims against Seacrest."
Hardy called the investigation exasperating, claiming, "I felt like by the third interview, it was obvious the investigator was whitewashing it for Seacrest's side."
Seacrest's attorney, Andrew Baum, told Variety that Hardy asked Seacrest for $15 million in exchange for not going public with her allegations, which Hardy's attorney has denied. No proof of the monetary request was provided.