TV star Katherine Ryan confronted 'sex pest' colleague following suspicions
TV star Katherine Ryan, known for her appearances on hit shows Never Mind The Buzzcocks and 8 Out Of 10 Cats, has previously revealed that she confronted a colleague on a popular programme following accusations he is a sexual predator.
The Canadian comedian and writer, who has also appeared on Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You, revealed the allegations during her Amazon Prime series. She said that she called out the worker during a chat with Sara Pascoe who said she is also aware of the man's identity.
The 40-year-old admitted, reports the Mirror, that she didn't know what to do with her suspicions originally. She said: "I've thought about that, but it's such a messy thing because I don't have proof – what, am I not supposed to feed my children because of someone else?'
Sara responded: "Also in that instance that you're referencing it was about raising it," to which Katherine replied: "I raised it. I called him a predator to his face and in front of everyone every day.'"
Their shocking conversation continued as fellow comedian Sara revealed she also once reported a male celebrity to a TV channel after reports from a viewer who said they had been raped by the man.
She said: "Have you ever done a job and then someone's contacted you and said: 'That's my rapist'? I had it on a job recently where I've had to go to the channel, and it's that whole thing because you feel such a sense of responsibility but you also want it to be dealt with well... it's so complicated."
Katherine's claims come following a string of other allegations made by high-profile celebrities surrounding sexual predators in the industry. The likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Cara Delevingne have spoken out previously about experiences of abuse by Harvey Weinstein.
The disgraced film producer was sentenced to a further 16 years behind bars for rape earlier this year in February, following on from his 23-year sentence which was imposed on him back in 2020.
Weinstein was found guilty of rape forced oral copulation and sexual penetration by a foreign object involving a woman known as Jane Doe One, after a trial in December.
The unnamed woman said the incident happened after Weinstein appeared uninvited at her hotel room during a Los Angeles film festival in 2013.
Prior to the sentence, the court heard an emotional victim impact statement from Jane Doe One, who said Weinstein's "selfish and disgusting" actions had "broken me into a million pieces".
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