Oscar 2018: How E! Handles Sexual Allegation against Host Ryan Seacrest

Due to allegations of sexual misconduct against Ryan Seacrest, its red carpet host, E! will have a 30-second tape delay in live coverage of the red carpet to avoid potential confrontations.

E! dismissed the news as its normal practice. “As always, we tape multiple sources of content simultaneously to deliver the best possible show, and there are often brief delays between interviews.”

E! also faced controversy with its red-carpet coverage at the Golden Globes last month, where Debra Messing, Eva Longoria and other stars called out the network over former host Catt Sadler’s claims about pay inequality at the network.

A veteran producer of the red-carpet show, Aileen Gram-Moreno, claims she was fired for allowing Longoria’s interview to make it to air. The network has denied her claims.