Dallasblack.com: Taraji P. Henson Throws Masterful Shade At Ryan Seacrest In His Face During Oscars Interview Amid His Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Monday, March 05, 2018 8:49 AM

Taraji P. Henson Throws Masterful Shade At Ryan Seacrest In His Face During Oscars Interview Amid His Sexual Harassment Allegations

By: Monya Fleming

Taraji P. Henson Throws Masterful Shade At Ryan Seacrest In His Face During Oscars Interview Amid His Sexual Harassment Allegations
Fans watching the 2018 Academy Awards red carpet interviews believe that Taraji P. Henson threw shade at Ryan Seacrest, who was accused of sexual harassment. 

The "Empire" actress attended the 90th Academy Awards ceremony in support of her friend, Mary J. Blige, who was nominated for two Oscars.

Seacrest, who hosted the Oscars pre-show following the sexual assault allegations, appeared to receive the cold shoulder from many celebrities. Many stars avoided being interviewed by the host.

Taraji had no problem chatting with Ryan on the red carpet, but it also appears she dissed him in a subtle way.

While speaking about Oscar nominee Mary J Blige, Henson told Seacrest while tapping his face: "The Universe has a way of taking care of the good people, you know what I mean?"


People viewing the Oscars believe Henson was throwing shade with her remarks. It wasn't long before viewers began commenting on the incident on social media.


One viewer wrote, "The WAY Taraji just said to Ryan Seacrest “THE UNIVERSE HAS A WAY OF PROTECTING THE BEST PEOPLE” and looked at him directly and with her thumb lifted his chin up and said “YOU KNOW?” WAS SO CRazy uncomfortable & confrontational & I thought I saw Ryan lose his face #Oscars90."

It was recently announced that television Seacrest would be taking up his usual red carpet reporting gig ahead of the biggest night in Hollywood.

Seacrest, who also hosts "American Idol", went public with the allegations of sexual harassment himself in November when he denied the "reckless" allegations made against him. Ryan insisted he is an "advocate for women."

A personal stylist for Seacrest until 2013 detailed the allegations in an article last month.

E! stated that an “extremely comprehensive” investigation using an external lawyer had found “insufficient evidence to substantiate allegations against Seacrest”.


Seacrest clapped back at the article, saying it was “salacious” and praised the Time’s Up and Me Too movements that were ignited by Harvey Weinstein’s downfall.

“I don’t want to accuse anyone of not telling the truth but in this case, I have no choice but to again deny the claims against me, remind people that I was recused of any wrongdoing, and put the matter to rest,” he added.


The allegations against Seacrest came after several high-profile entertainment industry figures such as actor Kevin Spacey and comedian Louis CK faced allegations of sexual misconduct.


Do you believe Taraji was throwing shade?


UPDATE
: Taraji has clarified her remarks with People, saying her comments were 'misconstrued.'

"I did it to keep his chin up. It's an awkward position to be in. He's been cleared but anyone can say anything," she says.

When asked point-blank whether she was supporting the E! host, Henson replied "absolutely."

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