Twitter thinks Taraji P. Henson threw the damn tree at Ryan Seacrest on Sunday night.
It all started when the E! News show host, who is accused of sexually assaulting his former stylist, approached Henson for a chat and the Empire actress touched his chin and said: “The universe has a way of taking care of taking care of good people. You know what I mean?”
The statement quickly stirred fire on Twitter, especially because Henson moved on to ABC’s host Wendi Mclendon-Covey, and said, “I’m great now that I’m in your company.”
Watch the clip:
— Melissa Malamut (@melissamalamut) March 5, 2018
Following the mixed reactions, Henson was forced to double down.
In a statement to PEOPLE, the actress said her statement was “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 said, and when asked whether she was supporting Seacrest, she added, “Absolutely.”
Seacrest recovered from the perceived shade and tweeted this, to show he is cool with Henson.
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) March 5, 2018
What do you think?