Katherine Ryan has revealed how she confronted a colleague on a popular TV show because she believes he is a sexual predator.
The comic, 38, revealed on her Amazon Prime series Backstage With Katherine Ryan that she called out the worker in front of other show staff members.
On the show, she was speaking with fellow comedian Sara Pascoe, who confirmed that she, too, is aware of the man’s identity.
Katherine, who has appeared on shows like Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Mock The Week, and Have I Got News For You, admitted she wasn’t sure what she should have done at first.
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.’
The shocking discussion continued and Sara revealed she had once reported a male celebrity to a TV channel after a viewer had told her that 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 follow on from other allegations made by celebs about sexual predators. Other stars to have made similar claims include Gwyneth Paltrow and Cara Delevingne, both of whom have spoken out about their experiences of abuse by disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein, 70.