Bellamy Young apologized to embattled American Idol Host Ryan Secreast on Monday.
After making some eye catching remarks about television host on Monday during a red carpet event, Bellamy was motivated to clarify her commentary while offering an apology.
But people are having trouble understanding why.
Seacrest has been the subject of sexual assault allegations after a bombshell report in Variety on Tuesday.
The media personality’s long time stylist Suzie Hardy, his long time stylist, alleged that Seacrest had engaged in sexually abusive conduct for years, including “grabbing her crotch, rubbing his erect penis against her while laying on top of her in only underwear, and slapping her but hard enough to leave a welt”.
Seacrest is set to host the Academy Awards, and Bellamy does not feel that is totally appropriate.
After some feedback on social media, Bellamy felt it was prudent to speak up once again.
From the Hollywood Reporter
“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.”
A classy move from the “Scandal” star, but an unneeded one.
Countless people have been fired, removed, or otherwise impacted by the mere allegation of sexual assault, the list extends around the block, and at no point during the backlash has anyone really cared about confirming the veracity of alleged conduct.
An internal investigation clearing someone of wrong doing is not fool proof, and just because Seacrest denies any wrong doing does not automatically make Suzie Hardy a liar.
Seacrest for his part has continues to refute the allegations, and the “E Network” conducted an internal investigation that found there was insufficient evidence to move forward.