Lily Allen has opened up about the toxic culture of the noughties (Picture: Rex Features)
The Somewhere Only We Know singer appeared on Channel 4’s The Big Fat Quiz of the Year as part of a guest panel including comedian Brand, chat show host Ross and Great British Bake Off judge Fielding. 8 Out of 10 Cats host Jimmy Carr presented the episode which aired in 2004.
Ross, 62, introduced Lily, 38, to the audience and said he hoped she might ‘go home with her dress still on’.
Fielding then interjected: ‘How dare you, we’re not rapists.’
Carr, 51, asked why Fielding, 50, was wearing a cape ‘if [he] wasn’t a rapist,’ to which the Mighty Boosh star replied that he was wearing a Jack The Ripper cape.
‘He wasn’t a rapist he was a…,’ Fielding said prompting Brand to finish off the rest of the sentence: ‘Serial murderer.’
Lily graces the cover of this month’s Grazia magazine (Picture: Amanda Fordyce, Grazia)
Brand, who has since faced various allegations of sexual assault, which he denies, then said: ‘There is no direct [corroboration] between rapes and capes, it’s just a rhyme.’
Now reflecting on the exchange, Lily told Grazia UK that a clip has been circulating ‘where I was on a chat show with Russell Brand and Noel Fielding and Jonathan Ross. And there are comments, I think, about me being raped or something.’
She continued: ‘And I laugh along with it. In retrospect, that’s really horrendous. It makes me uncomfortable, but I don’t think I felt that at the time, because it was the culture.’
In September, Brand was accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse following a joint investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches and The Times and The Sunday Times.
Russell Brand has vehemently denied the allegations of sexual assault against him (Picture: Getty Images)
Noel Fielding was part of the guest panel when the jokes were made (Picture: PA)
Jonathan Ross also made an inappropriate joke about Lily (Picture: FilmMagic)
Four women alleged sexual assaults between 2006 and 2013, when the Get Him To The Greek actor was at the height of his fame working for BBC Radio 2 and Channel 4 as well as starring in Hollywood films.
Brand also faces allegations of controlling, abusive and predatory behaviour, following the investigation’s findings.
The comedian vehemently denies the allegations and in a video posted online, stated all of his relationships have been consensual, before accusing the media of a ‘co-ordinated attack’.
He said: ‘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.
‘As I’ve written about extensively in my book, I was very, very promiscuous. Now during that time of promiscuity, the relationships that 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 metastasise into something criminal that I absolutely deny makes me question is there another agenda at play.’
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