The Harvey Weinstein scandal has made the topic of sexual harassment and misconduct unavoidable on Hollywood’s largest nights, with red-carpet interviews changing into a major car for actors to sign solidarity with victims. The allegations in opposition to Mr. Seacrest increase the query of whether or not actors may flip questions round on him, or keep away from interviews altogether.
Jennifer Lawrence, chatting with Howard Stern, was noncommital however left open the potential for skipping an interview with Mr. Seacrest.
“There are already shops that I’m identical to, ‘Nah,’” she said. “So it wouldn’t be that huge of a deal.”
On the occasion’s pink carpet, Debra Messing and Eva Longoria used their E! interviews to chastise the network over pay equity. Catt Sadler, a former E! host, left the community in November, saying that a male colleague, Jason Kennedy, was paid twice as a lot.
On Thursday, an E! producer, Aileen Gram-Moreno, filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Alternative Fee, claiming she was unfairly terminated for permitting Ms. Longoria’s interview to air.
There had some been some confusion after he told ABC News in an interview broadcast on Thursday: “This present just isn’t about reliving individuals’s sexual assaults — it’s an awards present for individuals who have been dreaming about possibly successful an Oscar for his or her entire lives. And the very last thing I wish to do is destroy that for somebody who’s, you realize, nominated for, you realize, greatest main actress or greatest supporting or greatest director or cinematographer or no matter, by making it disagreeable.”