Roast Battle after being accused of being a “sexual predator” during recording.The news comes after a joint investigation by The Times, The Sunday Times and Channel 4’s Dispatches, in which four women accused the comedian of rape and sexual assault over a period between 2006 and 2013.
Brand has denied the allegations.According to a new report by Deadline, Brand was dropped as a judge on Roast Battle after one series back in 2018 after he was repeatedly accused on camera of sexually assaulting women, reportedly by fellow judge Katherine Ryan.Her allegations were not included in the final edit, and Brand was reportedly angry at being targeted.
Production company Fulwell 73 reportedly grew uncomfortable with the rumours around the comedian, with his reluctance to be roasted giving them an opportunity to drop him.Ryan said last year that she confronted an unnamed but prominent TV personality about being a “perpetrator of sexual assault” during the filming of a TV show, though her remarks were cut from the broadcast.“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?” she told broadcaster Louis Theroux. “We’ve seen what happens to people who talk about alleged predators.“It’s not really my story to tell.Read more on nme.com
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