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Katherine Ryan says a prominent TV personality is 'a sexual predator'

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 06: Katherine Ryan attends the launch of Prime Video's
Katherine Ryan says there is a sexual predator in TV. (Getty Images)

Katherine Ryan has alleged that a prominent TV personality in the UK is a sexual predator and that the man's behaviour is an 'open secret'.

Speaking with Louis Theroux for his new Interviews series, Ryan said she believes the person in question is a 'perpetrator of sexual assault'.

Ryan, who has claimed to have confronted the person during a TV show taping, said: "It’s very dangerous for us to have this conversation.

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"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?"

Louis Theroux meets Katherine Ryan. (BBC)
Louis Theroux meets Katherine Ryan. (BBC)

She added that she was not a victim of the person: "It’s not really my story to tell. 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."

Ryan also said her remarks about the person on the TV show were cut from the broadcast: "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."

Katherine Ryan attending the UK premiere of The Last Duel at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square, London. Picture date: Thursday September 23, 2021. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
Katherine Ryan confronted the alleged predator at a TV taping. (Getty Images)

The comedian and TV host has previously discussed on her show Backstage with Katherine Ryan why she has not revealed the name of the man: "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?"

Louis Theroux Interviews Katherine Ryan airs tonight at 9pm on BBC Two.

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