Variety said nobody in Seacrest's camp or E! provided evidence she had asked for any compensation.
A month ago, E! finished an investigation from an outside counsel and concluded there wasn't enough evidence to give credence to her allegations.
The “American Idol” host and Atlanta native has steadfastly denied any sexual harassment on his part in past statements.
Hardy said she kept her job for years because she was a single mom and needed the gig.
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Hardy said she decided to go public after Seacrest wrote in a Hollywood Reporter column that the E! investigation found "no evidence of wrongdoing on my part." The reality is they wrote "insufficient evidence."
She is no longer in the entertainment industry. She told Variety: "I came from a freelance life, and it was scary. It was hard to raise a child and not know where your next check was going to come from, and if that gig was going to take me out of town for two weeks. It was a better deal all the way around, even if I was being abused. It's sick to say, but it was true."