Back in November, television host Ryan Seacrest was accused by his former stylist Suzie Hardy of sexual harassment. The American Idol host denied the allegations and he's set to do his Oscars pre-show hosting gig in the midst of the #MeToo movement. The #TimesUp crowd is on Hardy's side: Publicists and other celebrities are planning to steer clear of Seacrest on the red carpet tonight.
Then there's #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, who believes women shouldn't have to make a choice to interact with Seacrest at all. "[E!] really shouldn’t send him [to the Oscars]," she told Variety. "We shouldn’t have to make those choices of, ‘Do we or don’t we?'"
Hardy isn't backing down either. Last week, she told the press in an official statement that she refuses to let him "victimize" her for coming forward with the truth. When Seacrest steps on the red carpet tonight, there's no doubt he will feel the tension. Will he survive the death stares on the red carpet? Well, we won't have to wait long to find out.