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Kelly Ripa Jokes About Ryan Seacrest's 'Shoes' Amid Sexual Misconduct Accusation pic.twitter.com/KupOW6TBJT
Kelly Ripa seemed to take a jab at her Live co-host Ryan Seacrest amid allegations of sexual misconduct recently made against him.
According to Page Six, Ripa appeared to reference stylist Suzie Hardy’s claim that Seacrest pushed her head toward his crotch when she was tying his shoes during Wednesday’s episode of Live.
“What is going on? Something pretty major is happening…Do you want me to put your shoes back on for you?” Ripa asked her co-host. “I’m a mom, I can do that.” Seacrest awkwardly replied, saying, “You don’t mind, do you?” He then proceeded to stomp his own shoes on himself.
Seacrest has vehemently denied Hardy’s allegations and was previously cleared in an E! investigation.
A source close to the show has since told people that Ripa “is fully supportive and 110 percent behind” Seacrest.