Scandal Star Bellamy Young Apologizes For Saying Ryan Seacrest Should Not Host Oscars Red Carpet
Bellamy Young is eating her words!
On the same day former E! stylist Suzie Hardy spoke out for the first time about her sexual misconduct allegations against Ryan Seacrest, the Scandal star attended the A Wrinkle In Time premiere where she was asked by Variety about the American Idol host.
Actress @BellamyYoung doesn’t think Ryan Seacrest should host the #Oscars red carpet in wake of sexual harassment claims (Watch) pic.twitter.com/5qd1OruBgi
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Variety (@Variety) February 27, 2018
On Tuesday, Young issued a statement to the Hollywood Reporter apologizing for her comments, saying she “spoke on record about something [she] had no first hand knowledge of,” saying she was “uninformed” of the full story when she commented:
“I have an apology to make… On Monday night on the red carpet, I spoke on record about something I had no first hand knowledge of. I trusted that the information that the journalist provided me with was complete, and I gave my general opinion based on the information he provided. The world is changing quickly right now, and many of us have been affected by this issue: I spoke up because I feel deeply that the secrecy of shame plays a significant part in what has kept this shift from happening before now… But never has there been a more urgent time to make sure our voices are used for truth, and I failed in that regard Monday night. Our words matter. Our word matters. I apologize to Ryan Seacrest. He has been exonerated from the allegations I was told about on the carpet, so my opinion is different now. I just want to clarify that anyone who uses my quote going forward is using the quote of an uninformed person and fanning the flames of a non-story by making use of an unwitting accomplice. I’ve learned that ‘I don’t know’ can be a complete answer. I will do better next time.”‘
As we reported, Seacrest released another statement on Tuesday “to again deny the claims against [him].”
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