Russel Brand has been accused of sexual assault by four women from between 2006-2013.
🔺 EXCLUSIVE: Russell Brand has been accused of rape and sexual assaults by women who have broken their silence on alleged attacks between 2006 and 2013— The Times and The Sunday Times (@thetimes) September 16, 2023
This is a joint investigation by The Sunday Times, The Times and @C4Dispatches
Allegations may not come as a surprise to anyone who follows Brand's social media presence, as yesterday evening he put out a video that clearly anticipated this story coming out and meant it as a sort of pre-rebuttal of the forthcoming allegations.
This is happening pic.twitter.com/N8zIKLbJN2— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) September 15, 2023
Allegations of sexual misconduct aren't new to Brand, who was notably accused of sexual harassment by Australian actress Danni Minogue after an appearance on the television show Brand was then hosting on MTV UK, 1 Leicester Square. Brand has been open over the years about having been sexually promiscuous as well as having wrestled with serious addiction issues when he was younger but claims to have left that behind him.
In his video posted to Twitter last night, Brand said:
'I was always transparent about that then ... almost too transparent. And I'm being transparent about that now as well. And to see that transparency metastasized into something criminal that I absolutely deny makes me question is there another agenda at play?'
Notable commentators on the political right have been quick to defend Brand:
Where were these wild allegations against Russell Brand before he took a stand against the establishment?— TaraBull (@TaraBull808) September 16, 2023
They did the same thing to Elon Musk when he bought Twitter and promised free speech.
Thread below 🧵 pic.twitter.com/yvPCrcZlCR
I don’t believe the Russell Brand accusations for a second. This is a pattern out of the regime to tie those who are particularly disruptive to a label that already stinks. They exploit mentally Ill or narcissistic women to do so and then throw them away like a used Kleenex.— The Redheaded libertarian (@TRHLofficial) September 16, 2023
The hitpieces on Russell Brand just dropped. He was over the target so they had to take him out. I stand with Russell Brand. pic.twitter.com/xRoSsfJXoY— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 16, 2023
Criticize the drug companies, question the war in Ukraine, and you can be pretty sure this is going to happen. https://t.co/3T7GjBddA5— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) September 16, 2023
As always with a story like this, it's best to take a wait-and-see approach. It's worth remarking on when an accusation like this arises and none of the accusers have gone on the record, and this is particularly true when the accused is as notable as Brand is and has made as many enemies on the left as he has.
Still, these sorts of accusations should never be taken lightly and no matter your personal feelings for Brand, this is a story that is well worth keeping an eye on.
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