NEW YORK, NY. (THECOUNT) — NBCUniversal HQ has confirmed to Page Six that E! host Morgan Stewart, who is married to her former “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” co-star Brendan Fitzpatrick, is being accused of engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a top executive at the network for more than two years, multiple sources told Page Six. The executive, Bryce Kristensen, is also married.
“I think the whole company knows,” a source at NBC Universal told Page Six. “It was brought to the attention of [human resources] by multiple people because the behavior was so obvious.” Stewart and Kristensen have both denied the allegations.
A separate source, who worked at E!, said employees began to notice flirtatious office behavior between Stewart, 30, and Kristensen, 35, as early as late 2016.
“[Morgan] would throw her arms around [Bryce] in conference room meetings,” said the source, who witnessed the behavior firsthand. “She would even throw up her legs on his desk, as well as on his legs.”
Kristensen would allegedly laugh off Stewart’s advances, and attempt to downplay the rumors. But the rumblings only grew louder when Stewart and Kristensen’s out-of-office interactions became in-office chatter.
According to a third source, who worked with Kristensen, Stewart and Kristensen had playful banter online.
“We saw them interacting on social media in ways that we know mean flirting in this day and age, low-key things that aren’t something you do with a co-worker,” the source said. “So, that’s how a few of us caught on to it.”
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