Katherine Ryan Says Famous TV Star Is A ‘Predator’ And Everyone In Industry Knows

Katherine Ryan says a famous TV star is a 'predator' and everyone in the industry knows.
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Katherine Ryan says a famous TV star is a ‘predator’ and everyone in the industry knows. 

Ryan, 40, is a Canadian comedian, presenter and writer who is known for her appearances on shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats, Your Face or Mine? and The Duchess.

She is also known for being outspoken and has previously called out the TV industry for being s**ist and ageist.

However, her latest claims are much more sinister.

Find out more about Katherine Ryan’s claim in the clip below…

Ryan recently appeared on an episode of Louis Theroux’s BBC Interviews series, and she opens up to the journalist about an ‘open secret’ in the TV industry.

She alleges that within the world of showbiz, there is a male comic who is a s**ual predator.

The Taskmaster star tells Theroux: “It’s very dangerous for us to have this conversation.

“I’m happy to have it, but it’s a litigious minefield because lots of people have tried to nail this person down for their alleged crimes and this person has very good lawyers, so am I going to put my mortgage on the line by saying who this person is or entering into any conversations like that?”

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She adds: “We’ve seen what happens to people who talk about alleged predators.”

The comedian goes on to say that she hadn’t been a victim herself. However, she is aware that the unnamed comic is known to behave in a certain way.

Ryan continues: “It’s not really my story to tell.

“No one has perpetrated any s**ual assault against me, but this person, I believe very strongly – many people believe very strongly – is an open secret, is a perpetrator of s**ual assault.”

Katherine Ryan
Katherine Ryan says a famous TV star is a ‘predator’ and everyone in the industry knows. Credit: @kathbum/Instagram

The Roast Battle comedian goes on claim that she had actually confronted this unnamed individual about their behaviour when on an unidentified TV show.

She alleges: “I called him a predator to his face and in front of everyone that day.

“What am I supposed to do? 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?”

This segment of the unnamed show was ultimately cut.

“I still got paid and I still did my job, but I did it in my way, which I thought was fair,” she remarks.

After hearing Ryan’s claims, people are taking to Twitter and calling for the comedian to name the alleged predator.

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One person tweets: “Katherine Ryan needs to name and shame this s**ual predator.”

In agreement, another adds: “Katherine Ryan should name the predator so the police can stop him.”

However, others are taking to the comments and defending Ryan’s decision to not name the predator.

One person points out: “But at least she has ‘highlighted’ this.

“She says it’s ‘open secret’ on a TV show. Therefore where’s everyone else? Why has no one else ‘highlighted’ this? She knew the attention this would receive, whilst protecting her family.

“I applaud her, well done Katherine.”

A second says: “It’s understandable why you can’t mention it to be honest, as [it] will ruin everything you’ve earnt if he and lawyers come for you.”

Following her appearance on the show, Ryan has since spoken out again and made it clear she won’t be speaking out further.

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.