E! News correspondent Ken Baker has been accused of sexual harassment by two women.
According to a report in TheWrap, two women who worked with Baker allege that he had made inappropriate sexual overtures in person and over text. One woman, now a former employee of E! News, said that in 2012, Baker called her into his office and asked her to sit on his lap. Another woman, who interned at E! News in 2011, said that Baker kissed her without consent and then repeatedly propositioned her for sex over a number years. The second women alleged that Baker also wanted to gift her “a Tiffany dildo with ‘Ken Baker’ engraved on the shaft.”
The women shared their stories on the condition of anonymity.
E! News correspondent Ken Baker
E! News correspondent Ken Baker
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Senior Correspondent for E! News Ken Baker arrives at the NHL 100 presented by GEICO Red Carpet as part of the 2017 NHL All-Star Weekend at the Microsoft Theater on January 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - JUNE 03: Us Weekly editor Ken Baker (L) and actress Carmen Electra arrive at the first annual Head to Hollywood Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament and Auction at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino June 3, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The charity, founded by Electra and Baker, provides brain tumor survivors and their families a VIP celebrity experience in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 03: Author Ken Baker arrives at the premiere of Momentum Pictures' 'The Late Bloomer' at iPic Theaters on October 3, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Ken Baker attends the launch of Lesley Robins new book 'The Breakup Book' at Mixology 101 & Planet Dailies on October 15, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
Paris Hilton and Ken Baker, West Coast Executive Editor, US Weekly magazine (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic for Us Weekly Magazine)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Television personality Ken Baker attends the celebration of The Best Breakup Ever - 'The Breakup Book' by Lesley Robins held at Mixology101 on October 15, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Leisure Opportunities)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 19: TV Personality Ken Baker attends Day 2 of the Kari Feinstein Style Lounge on January 19, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for KFSL)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 26: Ken Baker attends the 'Bully' Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Chinese 6 on March 26, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
TV Personality Ken Baker in Giorgio Armani 669 sunglasses at the Solstice Sunglass Boutique and Safilo USA 51st Annual GRAMMY Gift Lounge Day 2 at the Staples Center on February 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - OCTOBER 16: E! Executive News Editor Ken Baker and actress Alana Stewart poses in the front row at the Tulle & Cloth Logic Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week held at Smashbox Studios on October 16, 2008 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Tulle & Cloth Logic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 15: H2H President Ken Baker (L) and actress Carmen Electra arrive at the 'Head To Hollywood Night' at the Los Angeles Kings game at the Staples Center on March 15, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Ken Baker, West Coast Executive Editor of US Weekly, and Jenna Fischer (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic for Us Weekly Magazine)
Ken Baker, West Coast Executive Editor of US Weekly, and Jessica Alba (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic for Us Weekly Magazine)
Paris Hilton and Us Weekly's, Ken Baker during Book Party for 'Hollywood Hussein' by Us Weekly's Ken Baker at Kitson in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
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What makes the accusations particularly galling is that Baker has been vocal in condemning Harvey Weinstein and the wave of sexual misconduct allegations that surround the disgraced producer.
In a statement to TheWrap, Baker said: “I am very disturbed by these anonymous allegations, which make my heart ache. I take them very seriously. I care deeply for people’s feelings and sincerely live in a way that treats people with dignity and respect.”
The Hollywood Reporter reached out the E! News for comment.
Baker is the latest prominent personality to be accused of sexual harassment in the wake of the Weinstein scandal. Director James Toback, former Amazon Studios chief Roy Price, journalist Mark Halperin, Top Chef's John Besh, The Loud House creator Chris Savino have all been subject to multiple sexual harassment allegations.