Katherine Ryan received assistance from British Transport Police after disclosing that her 14-year-old daughter had been sexually harassed on the tube last month.
In August, the 40-year-old comic opened up about the unwelcome male attention her adolescent daughter Violet receives when out and about.
Violet and her 16-year-old cousin were’sexually harassed by mature men everywhere they went’ on a recent day out, according to Violet’s adoring mother Katherine.
She also described a troubling incident in which her daughter and niece were recorded using public transport.
During a conversation this week, Katherine revealed that Lucy D’Orsi, the Chief Constable of British Transport Police, had contacted her about the event.
‘They take this very seriously. They were hot on it,’ the star shared.
She then read out the following message from Lucy: ‘I’m the Chief Constable of British Transport Police.
‘I listened to your podcast where you talked about Violet and her cousin’s dreadful experience in London. That was completely unacceptable. I have responsibility for policing the tube and trains.’
Reading aloud, Katherine continued: ‘If you’ve not reported this already, please do so. I’m trying to encourage young women and girls to report unwanted behaviour.
‘The behaviour you describe can escalate into more serious violence. We take a zero-tolerance policy, happy to chat.’
The TV star then noted: ‘They reached out right away. I feel a lot better about my daughter travelling on the underground when I know it’s policed by [someone like] Lucy.’
Speaking on her Telling Everybody Everything podcast, Katherine said last month: ‘There’s no mistaking Violet’s age. She’s 14, she has braces on her teeth. Anyone looking at these girls, no one is mistaking them for being adult women.
‘Maybe someone might hope that Lily’s 18, nevertheless, you’re a sick freak and you shouldn’t be chatting to teenage girls the way you are.’
Katherine was telling us about her new partnership with Gousto this week.
The recipe box company’s latest ad, The Dinner Show, features the mother-of-three.
The Dinner Show celebrates the most delectable recipes from cinema and television, assisting subscribers in recreating scene-stealing nibbles such as *that* spaghetti dish from Lady and the Tramp and the Big Kahuna Burger (Pulp Fiction, anyone?) in the comfort of their own home.
With supplies delivered directly to your door and dishes starting at £2.99 per serving, it’s little surprise Katherine was gushing about how simple (and delicious) Gousto’s new campaign has made her life.
‘I’m a super fan of Gousto,’ raved Katherine.
‘We’ve been getting the recipe boxes for years and years.’
But what exactly is it about The Dinner Show that Katherine adores?
‘My husband and I do this organically when we’re watching films and TV when everyone’s in bed.
‘Anytime I see something, like cannoli on The Sopranos, anything like that – even if it’s a cartoon – I just crave it straight away.
‘We’re always copying what we see, and that’s what The Dinner Show is all about.’
Katherine and her family have already chosen their favourites, with her daughter particularly fond of the Upside Down umami grilled cheeseburger (inspired by, you guessed it, Stranger Things).
While we’re on the subject of teenagers and cooking, Katherine adds of Gousto: ‘I think it’s a brilliant way to prepare teenagers for adult life – cooking for themselves.
‘It teaches you what goes together and what doesn’t. Instinctively I’m a better chef.’
Fans can join Gousto’s The Dinner Show community here.
Source My Celebrity Life.