Seacrest interviews stars as usual; #MeToo doesn't come up

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One veteran publicist told CNN earlier this week that some celebrities might avoid doing interviews with Seacrest because of the controversy.

The show did go on for Seacrest Sunday night, amid speculation he would be snubbed by A-listers on the red carpet.

The internet thinks that the American actress "schooled" him during their red carpet interview. Those included Allison Janney, who was up for supporting actress, and Christopher Plummer, up for supporting actor.

While he did land some interviews, viewers noticed that he didn't get the high-profile interviews that we're used to seeing from the red carpet veteran, though.

The allegations against Seacrest were brought to light by his former personal stylist, Suzie Hardy, last week. Live at the Red Carpet broadcast.

Hardy took her story to Variety on Monday, and accused Seacrest of forcing his head into her crotch, appearing before her in his underwear, and asking her to consider a romance with him. 'Know what I mean?'

He has strongly denied the allegations, writing in a February 5 essay for The Hollywood Reporter that the accusations were false.

"I want people to know that this movement isn't stopping", Sorvino said, speaking to Krista Smith of Vanity Fair. Hardy claims Seacrest groped and sexually harassed her while they worked together at E! from 2007-2013. His statement read in part: "This person who has accused me of terrible things offered, on multiple occasions, to withdraw her claims if I paid her millions of dollars".

E! Said it investigated the claims and found insufficient evidence of the woman's claims.

Seacrest has vehemently denied the allegations. Over the course of a two month process, our outside counsel interviewed more than two dozen people regarding the allegations, including multiple separate meetings with the claimant and all firsthand witnesses that she provided.

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