Russell Brand accused of ‘very serious allegations’ of Rape and Sexual Assaults

Russell Brand

Russell Brand accused of ‘very serious allegations’ of Rape and Sexual Assaults

British Comedian and actor Russell Brand is facing serious allegations of rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse spanning a seven-year period during the peak of his fame. These accusations have come to light through a collaborative investigation by the Sunday Times, the Times, and Channel 4’s Dispatches.

Four women have come forward with claims of sexual assaults that allegedly occurred between 2006 and 2013. Brand has vehemently denied these allegations, maintaining that his relationships were always consensual. “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.

The Sunday Times has published the details of this investigation on its website, and Channel 4 is set to air a documentary titled “Russell Brand – In Plain Sight” at 21:00 BST.

In the Dispatches 90 minute documentary aired on Saturday night, one clip showed Brand saying “He only wanted to see her Mascara run” which Alice claims he said after the 16yr old virgin gagged on his penis.

Alice (pictured) alleges that Russell Brand sexually assaulted her when she was 16 (legal age of consent)

“Russell Brand groomed me when I was 16. He forced his penis down my throat, called me “the child” – and when I told him I was a virgin he got aroused”

She told the investigation that he took her shopping bags from her, went through he pulled out a red dress and told her: ‘You’re going to wear this on our date this week’. And that he said she was ‘like my little dolly’.

As part of the joint investigation, several women have made allegations against Brand, with four specifically alleging sexual assault, according to Channel 4’s head of news and current affairs, Louisa Compton.

  • One woman alleges that Brand raped her against a wall in his Los Angeles home. She was treated at a rape crisis centre on the same day. The Times says it has seen medical records to support this
  • A second woman alleges that Brand assaulted her when he was in his early 30s and she was 16 and still at school. She alleges he referred to her as “the child” during an emotionally abusive and controlling relationship
  • A third woman claims that Brand sexually assaulted her while she worked with him in Los Angeles, and that he threatened to take legal action if she told anyone else about her allegation
  • The fourth woman alleged being sexually assaulted by Brand and him being physically and emotionally abusive towards her

The allegations pertain to a time when Brand held various high-profile positions, including roles at BBC Radio 2, Channel 4, and as an actor in Hollywood films.

Brand has been addicted to heroin and alcohol to which he attended therapy to clean himself up and kick the habit, Another Addiction was to sex which he admitted being “very, very promiscuous” in the past. He had also attended therapy for this but it seems he could not control his high labido.

The Sunday Times reported that the women decided to speak out only after being approached by reporters. Many of them, who are not connected to each other, have chosen to remain anonymous. Some felt compelled to share their experiences due to Brand’s recent prominence as an online wellness influencer.

Brand was given eight days to respond to the detailed allegations by the Sunday Times, and he chose to respond through his YouTube channel by releasing the video.

On Friday 16th, Brand released a video on his YouTube channel denying “very serious criminal allegations” that he claims will be made against him by a newspaper and TV company. Brand did not specify what the allegations were, but said they pertain to the time when he was working “in the mainstream”.

Brand received support from his sister-in-law, TV and radio broadcaster Kirsty Gallacher, who shared his video on her Instagram Stories with a red heart emoji.

Brand also appeared to receive support from Andrew Tate, the former kickboxing champion turned influencer charged with rape and human trafficking in Romania. Tate has denied any wrongdoing. “Welcome to the club,” Tate tweeted, tagging Brand’s X/Twitter account and sharing an image of a cartoon knight with the caption: “On my way to fight the crazy bitch allegations.”

As of now, Brand has over six and a half million followers on his YouTube channel, where he discusses current affairs and often references conspiracy theories.

He concluded: “Now, I don’t wanna get into this any further because of the serious nature of the allegations, but I feel like I’m being attacked and plainly they’re working very closely together. We are obviously going to look into this matter ‘cause it’s very, very serious. In the meantime, I want you to stay close, stay awake, but more important than any of that, if you can, please stay free.”

Brand was born in Grays, Essex, in 1975. His parents separated when he was six months old, after which he was raised by his mother. At 16 he fell out with his mother’s new partner and started taking drugs.

Throughout his career, Russell Brand has hosted various radio and TV programs for networks like Channel 4, MTV, Radio X, and the BBC. He began his career as a stand-up comedian in the early 2000s and gained recognition as the host of E4’s “Big Brother’s Big Mouth.” Subsequently, he transitioned to Hollywood, appearing in films like “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Get Him To The Greek,” and “Arthur.”

A Channel 4 spokesman told the Sunday Times: “Channel 4 is appalled to learn of these deeply troubling allegations, including behaviour alleged to have taken place on programmes made for Channel 4 between 2006 and 2013.

“We are determined to understand the full nature of what went on. We have carried out extensive document searches and have found no evidence to suggest the alleged incidents were brought to the attention of Channel 4.

“We will continue to review this in light of any further information we receive, including the accounts of those affected individuals. We will be asking the production company who produced the programmes for Channel 4 to investigate these allegations and report their findings properly and satisfactorily to us.”

A BBC spokesman said: “Russell Brand worked for a number of different organisations, of which the BBC was one. As is well known, Russell Brand left the BBC after a serious editorial breach in 2008 – as did the then-controller of Radio 2.

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