The 43-year-old television personality was subject of allegations late last year after an E! wardrobe stylist claimed Ryan behaved inappropriately toward her many years ago.
“To have my workplace conduct questioned was gut-wrenching. I’ve always aimed to treat all of my colleagues with honesty, respect, kindness and compassion. Yet, I knew, regardless of the confidence I had that there was no merit to the allegations, my name would likely soon appear on the lists of those suspected of despicable words and deeds,” Ryan wrote in a THR guest column.
He added, “I absolutely want to be part of the change, the progress, that is coming. I did not want to be a postscript of evidence of its cause…At a time when improper interactions between men and women, particularly in the workplace, are part of a national conversation, we must find a way to ensure that everyone — the public, private and public institutions, accusers and alleged accused — is given the opportunity for a swift and fair review.”
He concluded, “Beyond listening, which I will continue in earnest, I also will ask questions and try to help voices be heard. It isn’t lost on me that my platforms — radio, TV, social media — can be powerful conduits for change.”
Read all of Ryan‘s letter on THR.com.