As Ryan Seacrest hosted “E! News” coverage of the Oscars red carpet Sunday night, comedian Kathy Griffin tweeted a message to the woman who has accused the TV host of sexual harassment and assault.
In a message posted to Twitter, Griffin offered to hire Seacrest’s former stylist Suzie Hardy to prepare her for appearances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “Real Time with Bill Maher” this week.
“I will do for you that which no one did for me after May 30,” Griffin wrote.
Griffin seemed to be referring to the industry reaction she faced after a photo of her holding a fake bloodied, severed head of President Donald Trump circulated on the internet. Amid outrage, Griffin apologized, saying she went “way too far.” Months later, she rescinded her apology, saying the backlash against her was “B.S.” She lamented that she “lost everybody,” including her longtime friendship with Anderson Cooper, due to that photo.
Griffin’s tour was canceled amid the backlash, and CNN fired her from co-hosting the network’s annual New Year’s Eve show.
The comedian posted her tweet as Seacrest seemed to be enjoying his Oscars perch for “E! News,” interviewing celebrities on the red carpet as he usually does.
But days earlier, Seacrest’s former stylist accused him of years of sexual misconduct, including groping her vagina. She said she reported Seacrest to “E! News” human resources in 2013 and was fired.
The Hollywood Reporter said on Sunday that the network was adding a 30-second delay to Seacrest’s red carpet coverage, citing “business as usual.” The decision fueled speculation that “E! News” did that in case Seacrest receives any backlash.