Katherine Ryan‘s remarks to Russell Brand were disclosed when they appeared on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle together in 2018.
It was previously alleged that Brand, 48, was accused of inappropriate behaviour ‘a number of times’ while shooting by fellow comic Ryan, 40.
According to Deadline, she revealed the charges during production, and a source said he was ‘furious’ about it.
As more women come forward with allegations of sexual assault, rape, and controlling conduct from previous dealings with Brand, Ryan’s words have come to light.
Brand, who was fired from the show after only one season, participated in comedic roasts with Ryan, exchanging one-liners and banter.
However, one of Ryan’s comments was never broadcast.
Ryan allegedly made a jab at Brand, saying, ‘I will remind you of that if any victims come forward.’
She is also reported to have mentioned his 14-month marriage to Katy Perry and how he announced his divorce by text message.
According to The Times, a source in production said Brand felt ‘uncomfortable’ because Ryan targeted him with her comments rather than merely acting as a judge.
‘After the show, Brand was enraged that those two things were spoken to him,’ they added.
Following his departure, Jonathan Ross took over the show for the next season.
Roast Battle’s production firm, Fulwell 73, is claimed to have grown ‘uncomfortable with the stories emerging’ about Brand’s alleged actions.
Ryan has been a big topic of talk on social media in recent days, thanks to an interview she made with Louis Theroux.
In an interview with the documentary’s director last November, the Canadian actress shared her thoughts on an alleged assailant in the entertainment business.
Without naming anyone, the TV personality said she believed they were a ‘perpetrator of sexual assault’.
‘It’s not really my story to tell,’ she told the presenter. ‘No one has perpetrated any sexual assault against me, but this person, I believe very strongly – many people believe very strongly – is an open secret, is a perpetrator of sexual assault.
‘I, in front of loads of people, in the format of the show said to this person’s face that they are a predator.’
When asked whether her remarks were kept in the episode, Ryan added: ‘No, which is fine. I still got paid and I still did my job, but I did it in my way, which I thought was fair.’
Meanwhile, Brand has rejected the severe claims brought against him over the weekend following a thorough investigation by Channel 4 and The Times.
He acknowledged to being “promiscuous” in the past, but asserted that any sexual interactions were “consensual.”
His career, though, has taken multiple knocks in recent days.
Following the’serious claims,’ YouTube has barred Brand from monetising his video material for ‘violating Creator Responsibility policy.’
Investigations are also being conducted at the BBC and Channel 4, where Brand once hosted TV and radio broadcasts.
In addition, the Metropolitan Police have received a report of an alleged sexual assault in Soho, London, in 2003.
The venues where Brand was scheduled to play have also postponed his stand-up tour dates.
He has kept a low profile since the charges became national headlines, although he claimed ahead of their publication that he was the target of “coordinated media attacks.”
He claimed to have ‘witnesses whose evidence clearly contradicts the narratives that these two major media sources are attempting to manufacture, seemingly in what appears to be a concerted attack.’
‘Now, I don’t want to get into this any further because of the serious nature of the allegations, but I feel like I’m being attacked and plainly they are working very closely together.
‘We are obviously going to look into this matter because it’s very, very serious.’
Source My Celebrity Life.