Katherine Ryan seen for first time since Russell Brand sex allegations emerge

Katherine Ryan was all smiles as she attended the launch of RuPaul Drag Race UK season five.

The 40-year-old comedian posed for the cameras as she made her first public appearance since sexual assault, rape and emotional abuse allegations were made against Russell Brand, who vehenmently denies the claims.

Her latest look saw Katherine don a green, blue and black knee-through jacket which share paired with a blue top and black trousers and she styled her trademark blonde bob down and straight.

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It comes after reports that Katherine reportedly appeared to imply that Brand was a "sexual predator" in a Louis Theroux documentary. She appeared alongside former Big Brother's Big Mouth host Russell on Comedy Central's Roast Battle back in 2018, when he was a judge.

Brand only appeared on the show for one season following reports that the mother of three allegedly roasted him on camera. While the filming of the programme, Katherine reportedly said to have made allegations against the Get Him to the Greek actor, but her comments were said to not have been included in the final edit.

Her confrontations reportedly revealed how comedians in the industry were openly talking about Brand's sexual and predatory behaviour. A source told Deadline that Brand was said to be "absolutely furious" after being reportedly "targeted" by Katherine on the show.

Katherine has previously revealed she confronted an unnamed male comedian, who she dubbed a "sexual predator". The video has since resurfaced in the wake of Channel 4's Dispatches documentary, which was made in conjunction with The Times and The Sunday Times.

Katherine made the claims during an interview with BBC documentary make Theroux back in November 2022. Although she has never named the "unmentionable British personality" for legal reasons, The TV comic claimed it was an "open secret" amongst people working in her industry.

She stressed that she was not a victim of sexual assault herself, saying it was "not my story to tell", but believed accusations from sources she described as "very credible". Katherine added at the time that while she didn’t inform the person’s employers of their alleged behaviour, she told the man repeatedly "to his face" during filming for a TV show, but the clip was later cut from the recording. It is not clear who the "male comedian" is as Katherine did not disclose their identity, however, reports now claim it was Brand.

Daily Star has reached out to Katherine's and Brand's representatives for a comment.

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Responding to allegations, Brand said: "I've received two extremely disturbing letters or a letter and an email. One from a mainstream media TV company, one from a newspaper listing a litany of extremely egregious and aggressive attacks, as well as some pretty stupid stuff like community festival should be stopped, that I shouldn't be able to attack mainstream media narratives on this channel. But amidst this litany of astonishing rather baroque attacks, often very serious allegations that I absolutely refute."

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"These allegations pertain to the time when I was working in the mainstream, when I was in the newspapers all the time, when I was in the movies. And as I've written about extensively in my books, I was very, very promiscuous. Now, during that time of promiscuity, the relationships I had were absolutely always consensual. I was always transparent about that. Then almost too transparent, and I'm being transparent about it now as well. And to see that transparency metastasised into something criminal that I absolutely deny makes me question, is there another agenda at play?"

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