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.


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.


"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.


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.