The woman accusing Ryan Seacrest of sexual misconduct wants MONEY
The woman who has accused Ryan Seacrest of 'demeaning and sexually aggressive behaviour' wanted a lot of money of her silence.
TMZ reports that the woman's lawyer contacted Mr Seacrest's people and demanded a cool €12.8million to stay quiet.
She alleges that the TV presenter and producer engaged in various forms of misconduct from 2007 to 2010; he adamantly denies the claims.
Mr Seacret's lawyers also dismissed the €12.8million figure outright... her lawyers seemingly then lowered their expectations to a seven-figure sum in response.
"Our sources say the woman's lawyer had a meeting with Seacrest's attorney - Seacrest was on the phone - and her lawyer read aloud a press release that he said he would send to the media unless Seacrest met her financial demands," adds TMZ.
Last week, Ryan issued a statement which read:
"Recently, someone that worked as a wardrobe stylist for me nearly a decade ago at E! News, came forward with a complaint suggesting I behaved inappropriately toward her.
"If I made her feel anything but respected, I am truly sorry. I dispute these reckless allegations and I plan to cooperate with any corporate inquiries that may result,"
"I treat all my colleagues with kindness, dignity, and understanding, as this is a principle that’s core to who I am. Throughout my 25 years in the entertainment industry, the majority of my co-workers have been women, and I’ve endeavored to foster a positive work environment of mutual respect and courtesy, as that’s how I believe it should be.
"I’m distraught that anyone or any situation would call that into question. I’m proud of my workplace reputation, and believe my track record will speak for itself. I’m an advocate for women. I will continue to support their voices."