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Defiant Russell Brand performs at Wembley amid sexual assault allegations

Russell Brand has thanked his fans for their support amid allegations of sexual assault, emotional abuse and a rape case.

He told the Wembley audience on Saturday night during his live show “Russell Brand: Biopolarization”: “I really appreciated your support, I love you, I appreciate you.”

The allegations by four women were revealed as part of an investigation by The Sunday Times, The Times and Channel 4 Dispatches.

Brand, 48, who is currently on tour, has vehemently denied the “very, very serious criminal allegations”.

In a YouTube video posted before the allegations were made public, the comedian and actor said he received “two extremely disturbing letters” detailing “a litany of extremely blatant and aggressive attacks” from a television network and from a newspaper.

He denied what he called “astonishing” and “rather baroque” claims of a “serious nature”, insisting all his relationships were consensual.

The allegations refer to a period between 2006 and 2013, when Brand worked as a presenter for BBC Radio 2 and Channel 4 and later became an actor in Hollywood films.

One woman claimed that when the comedian was 31, he began an abusive relationship with her when she was just 16 and still at school.

Another woman claimed that Brand raped her against a wall in his Los Angeles home. In a text message that the Sunday Times claims to have authenticated, the woman told him: “When a girl says NO, it means no. » It is claimed that Brand replied: “Very sorry.”

A third woman claims he sexually assaulted her while she worked with him in Los Angeles. She told the newspaper he threatened legal action if she dared tell anyone about his allegations.

The fourth woman alleged she was sexually assaulted by Brand. She also claims he was physically and emotionally abusive towards her.

The women were not named.


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