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Ryan Seacrest's girlfriend speaks out amid sexual misconduct allegations
Ryan Seacrest’s partner has stood by him amid sexual misconduct allegations (Credit: Instagram, Getty)

Ryan Seacrest’s girlfriend has stood by her boyfriend amid sexual misconduct claims raised against the E! host and presenter.

Shayna Taylor posted a loving picture of the two of them to Instagram earlier on Wednesday where she praised her ‘nice’ boyfriend.

It comes as Ryan has been faced with claims he sexually assaulted E! News stylist, Suzie Hardy.

Suzie alleged Ryan sexually assaulted her on numerous occasions – including ‘grinding his erect penis against her while clad only in his underwear, groping her vagina, and at one point slapping her buttock so hard that it left a large welt’ – between the years of 2007-13.

Ryan has denied the claims and his network has stood by the presenter – while he’ll still be hosting the Oscars red carpet on Sunday.

And it seemed his partner – who moved in with the star last year – was standing by him as well.

She said: ‘I love you so much Ryan. You are the most respectful, well mannered, civil, gracious, loving, kind human being.

‘I have known you for 6 years and every day you impress me with your kindness. Not only to me or your friends and family, but most importantly in your work environment.

‘You have worked SO hard to be where you are and you deserve it.’

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Seacrest spoke of the allegations.

He said: ‘This person who has accused me of horrible things offered, on multiple occasions, to withdraw her claims if I paid her millions of dollars. I refused.

‘Yesterday, Variety published a salacious story that revealed the specific claims against me for the first time – even though an independent third-party investigator found insufficient evidence to support the claims.

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‘Much to my dismay, Variety didn’t speak with me or bother to speak with other credible witnesses or even ask for any of the evidence that was obtained during the investigation when offered, all of which clearly challenged the veracity of the claims made against me.’

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