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What did Russell Brand do – what is the actor accused of?

Russell Brand has been accused of rape, sexual assault and psychological abuse by four women as part of an investigation that sheds light on the comedian’s behavior at the height of his fame.

The comedian and media personality has denied all the “very serious allegations” made against him dating back between 2006 and 2013.

Brand performed in front of 2,000 people on Saturday night at Wembley Park Theater – but did not directly respond to allegations made as part of an investigation by The Sunday Times, The Times and Channel 4 Dispatches program.

The 48-year-old, from Essex, took to his YouTube channel on Friday when the allegations came to light and said all relationships “were absolutely always consensual”, during the “promiscuous” phase of his life. He called the claims “a litany of astonishing, rather baroque attacks,” which he vehemently denies.

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Who is Russell Brand?

Russell Brand has denied all allegations against him

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Brand rose to fame in the mid-2000s when his loudmouth persona landed him shows on E4 and MTV before Channel 4 and Radio 2. During his early fame he suffered from widespread drug addictions, but after quitting in 2002 , “filled that void with sex”.

The sun named him “Shagger of the Year” three times and he had high-profile romances with Kate Moss and Katy Perry. He married the latter in a Hindu ceremony at a tiger sanctuary in Rajasthan, India, in 2010. Perry later said Vogue that Brand had informed her of his desire to divorce via text message after a little over a year of marriage. He has been married to Laura Gallacher since 2017.

Brand was married to Katy Perry in 2010

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In 2008, Brand resigned from the BBC after he and Jonathan Ross made a series of phone calls to actor Andrew Sachs when Brand claimed to have had sex with the actor’s granddaughter, Georgina Baillie. He later starred in films, first in British comedies such as Saint-Triniensbefore playing a British rock star character in the American hit Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

Since 2013, Brand has increasingly turned his attention to social commentary, using interviews, books and social media to broadcast his views on issues such as drugs, politics, sex and the media. He has 28 million followers across social media platforms and has hosted wellness retreats and festivals.

Katie Rosseinsky writes: “Brand’s comedic style has always relied on shock tactics, but a look back at his history raises uncomfortable questions.

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What was Brand accused of?

Brand was accused of rape, sexual assault and psychological violence against four women. Others accused him of predatory behavior.

The allegations were made in a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary on Saturday and in Tthe Sunday Times as part of a coordinated exit.

The temperature said Brand began a relationship with one of the women when he was 31 and she was just 16. On their first date, she claims he asked her to confirm if she was 16 and said, “I don’t care if you’re 1 2…I need to know where I stand legally.

She claims he sexually assaulted her at her home just before their relationship ended.

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Another woman reportedly received treatment at a rape crisis center after claiming she was raped by Brand. The temperature said she then texted him to say “When a girl says NO, it means no” after the alleged attack, and that Brand texted back an apology.

The third complainant allegedly claimed that Brand assaulted her in Los Angeles, with the star then threatening legal action if she pursued her case. The temperature reported that Brand was “physically and emotionally abusive” toward the fourth complainant.

One of those who will be named by The temperature is Helen Berger, Brand’s personal assistant in 2006, who said she saw Brand showing intimate photos of women to his friends. “It really made me feel sick to my stomach… These are women who don’t expect to be shown off to the guy’s friends,” she said.

Most of the women have not been named and their identities are protected by law.

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What did Brand say?

Brand posted a video on social media denying all allegations before the details were revealed.

In it, he said he had received a letter and email from a “mainstream television company” and another from a newspaper listing complaints against him.

Brand added that the list also included “stupid stuff,” like that a festival he organizes should be shut down and that he shouldn’t be able to attack mainstream media narratives.

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“Amid this litany of astonishing, rather baroque attacks, are some very serious allegations that I absolutely refute,” he said in the video.

“These allegations relate to the time when I was working in the mainstream, when I was in newspapers all the time, when I was in movies, and as I’ve written a lot in my books, I was very , very promiscuous.

“Now, during this period of promiscuity, the relationships I had were absolutely, always consensual.”

He then claimed to have been the victim of a “coordinated attack”.

The independent has contacted Brand representatives for further comment.


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