Oscar red-carpet broadcast delayed by 30 seconds - all because of Ryan Seacrest 4 years ago

Oscar red-carpet broadcast delayed by 30 seconds - all because of Ryan Seacrest

He's been at the receiving end of recent allegations of sexually inappropriate behaviour - allegations he denies.

Still, E! doesn't want to take any chances as Ryan Seacrest takes to the ultimate red-carpet for Oscars night.

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His producers have asked NBC to delay its high-profile Live From The Red Carpet show by a minimum of 30 seconds... in case any stars begin to call him out over the allegations.

Page Six adds: "The plan being considered is to mainly ensure plenty of time to either cut to co-host Giuliana Rancic or to pull the plug altogether unnoticed if an on-camera encounter with Ryan goes into tricky territory."

E! said in response that such time-lapse delays are common for live show broadcasts.

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"As always, we tape multiple sources of content simultaneously to deliver the best possible show, and there are often brief delays between interviews," said a spokesperson.

A former personal stylist claims that the KUWTK exec-producer sexually harassed her.

However, before going public, the woman at the centre of the allegations seemingly wanted a lot of money for her silence.

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TMZ reported late last year that her lawyer contacted Mr Seacrest's people and demanded a cool €12.8million to stay quiet.

She alleges that the TV presenter engaged in various forms of misconduct from 2007 to 2010; he adamantly denies the claims.

In early January during the Golden Globes, some stars accused E! live on television of not endorsing pay equality: Catt Sadler left the network in December after discovering her male co-host earned double her salary.