The longtime E! Live from the Red Carpet host was exonerated of the claims against him, but his accuser just came forward with detailed accusations against Seacrest.
Young was put on the spot by Variety, the same outlet that first published the accusations, and asked to give her opinion on a story she hadn’t yet heard about. She said that Ryan should step aside from the red carpet show amid the claims.
“I have an apology to make,” Bellamy told THR in a statement. “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.”
Click inside to read the rest of Bellamy Young’s statement…
She added, “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.”