Sexual jokes, kisses and nipples: Russell Brand’s most awkward interview moments
Comedian Russell Brand has vehemently denied “very serious criminal allegations” ahead of an expected expose to be aired by Channel 4’s Dispatches programme tonight.
In a video posted to social media, the 48-year-old actor said he had received “two extremely disturbing letters” listing “extremely egregious and aggressive attacks” relating to his “promiscuous” past.
While he did not specify details of the claims, he insisted his relationships had been “absolutely always consensual” and that he had been “transparent” about his promiscuity.
The two-minute and 45-second long video clip, which was shared on his YouTube and various social media profiles, accused the outlets of having a “serious and concerted agenda” to silence him.
The allegations are said to relate to a period of his career when he was working within the mainstream media.
Since ending his career as a presenter and stand-up comedian, Brand has launched a podcast and currently runs a yoga and mental health-orientated YouTube channel named Awakening with Russell.
Russell Brand denies ‘very serious criminal allegations’
The comedian and actor said he “absolutely refutes” the allegations against him, which he did not reveal in detail but referred to as “very, very serious criminal allegations”.
Brand, 48, said the allegations “pertain to the time when I was working in the mainstream, when… I was very, very promiscuous.”
Holly Evans16 September 2023 14:59
Presenter Kirsty Gallacher backs Brand with social media post
Brand’s sister-in-law Kirsty Gallacher has backed him after reposted his two minute video denying “very serious criminal allegations made against him”.
Ms Gallacher, 47, is the older sister of Brand’s wife Laura. The Smooth Radio presenter shared the video on Instagram with a large red love heart ahead of a Channel 4 programme this evening.
Holly Evans16 September 2023 15:45
Brand backed by Elon Musk and Andrew Tate as he denies ‘serious criminal allegations’
The allegations, which have not yet been revealed, are set to be explored in a documentary on Saturday and published in a newspaper.
Brand shared the three-minute video on his YouTube channel and X (formerly Twitter), the social media company owned by Musk.
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Holly Evans16 September 2023 15:30
Full video: Watch Russell Brand’s denial ahead of TV investigation
Comedian Russell Brand’s released a video to social media denying “criminal allegations” that are due to be published this evening by two mainstream media outlets.
Holly Evans16 September 2023 15:12
Russell Brand: A career in comedy defined by darkness and delusions
Scandal-ridden comedian. Hollywood husband. Drug addict-turned-wellness-guru. Left-wing activist. Conspiracy theorist. Over the course of two decades in the spotlight, the British stand-up and presenter Russell Brand has put forward many different personas to the public.
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Holly Evans16 September 2023 15:10