Lucy Beaumont spoke up against male predators in the comedy world just weeks before Russell Brand was accused of rape, emotional abuse, and sexual assault.
In a long YouTube video, Brand, 48, rejected all charges made by many women. Following the’serious claims,’ YouTube barred the Get Him To The Greek singer from monetising his video material this morning for ‘violating Creator Responsibility policy.’
The popular TV comedian, whose remaining tour dates have already been cancelled, also appeared in a number of Hollywood films from 2006 to 2013, around the period of the alleged attacks. He is now a wellness expert on the video platform, with millions of subscribers amassed over the years.
One alleged victim said she was just 16 when Brand raped her during in his thirties, as part of a spate of allegations brought up by Channel 4 broadcasts, The Times, and The Sunday Times.
Now, a podcast recording from July has resurfaced in which comedian Lucy Beaumont claims that there are “10 to 15” predatory males on the comedy circuit.
Stuart Goldsmith, presenter of The Comedian’s Comedian podcast, asked the Hullraisers star, 40, what has held her back the most in her comic career.
‘Predatory male behaviour,’ she replied.
‘I’ve had quite a few incidences where if you were in any other workforce you would go to HR [Human Resources], but there isn’t one.
‘I think it’s just everywhere and it’s not talked about enough. It upsets me when I hear about young female comics having the same experiences.
‘I thought for a while it was the same five or six people – and now it’s not – I could name you 10 or 15, because of course people talk,’ she claimed.
‘Comedy has the biggest gossips ever so everybody knows – or if you don’t know the ones I know yet then you will do soon.
‘It [comedy] attracts such interesting, passionate, raw, edgy, wounded people – but it also attracts predatory men who are really messed up and sexually have been repressed for years. And they get a bit of fame and display these behaviours.
‘It just gets covered up. Their agents know and the channels know and nobody seems to be doing anything about it,’ she continued.
‘There’s been times when I’ve just wanted to go on Twitter and just let people know everyone that we talk about, but we’re not allowed to say.’
Katherine Ryan made news in 2022 after telling Louis Theroux in an interview that it was a “open secret” in the comedy circuit that one male comic was a “sexual predator.”
Since then, speculation has grown over who this individual may be, with numerous legal constraints prohibiting people in the know from openly disclosing identities.
Source My Celebrity Life.