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Kelly Ripa Insists On Ignoring Ryan Seacrest Sexual Harassment Rumors On 'Live!'

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Kelly Ripa is refusing to talk about those Ryan Seacrest sexual harassment rumors, a source told

During this morning's Live! show, the beloved host ignored the topic completely, and instead gushed that her pal was "the nicest guy" amid a discussion about teeth whitening.

"She insisted they ignore it," a backstage insider told

As readers know, Variety came out with a report yesterday about a former stylist who claimed Seacrest, 43, sexually harassed her. The woman claimed the TV star groped her vagina, yet Seacrest has always denied the claims, and an independent investigation found there was "insufficient evidence" to support her accusations.

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A Live! spokesperson confirmed they would not be commenting on the scandal.

While the two did not hit it off right away – Seacrest took over Michael Strahan's spot on the show – it seems Ripa has cozied up to her costar, and is sticking by him during his time of need.

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