Russell Brand has been accused of rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse by four women, who allege these crimes were committed between 2006 and 2013. The story was reported in a joint effort between three English media sources: the Sunday Times, the Times, and Channel 4’s Dispatches.
The era of the alleged crimes was the period in Brand’s life when he was a Hollywood actor and held positions at BBC Radio 2 and Channel 4. Between 2013 and now, Brand started a YouTube channel on which he began posting content criticizing international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) like the World Economic Forum (WEF) and its proposed “Great Reset,” as well as the politics surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine, the business dealings of U.S. President Joe Biden, and the Russo-Ukraine War.
Brand released a video response to address the accusations. “Now this isn’t the usual type of video on this channel,” Brand began. “In this story, I am the news.”
He explained that he received a letter and an email, one from “a mainstream media TV company” and one “from a newspaper,” listing a “litany of extremely egregious and aggressive attacks as well as some pretty stuff like ‘my community festival should be stopped,’ that I ‘shouldn’t be able to attack mainstream media narratives on this channel.’ But amid this litany of astonishing, rather baroque attacks are some very serious allegations that I absolutely refute.”
This is happening pic.twitter.com/N8zIKLbJN2
— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) September 15, 2023
Brand went on to say that while he was very promiscuous in his younger years, he was only ever involved in relations that were “absolutely always consensual.”
He said that he was always transparent, “almost too transparent,” about his relationships, and he therefore questions “if there is another agenda at play.”
“I feel like I’m being attacked, and plainly they’re working very closely together,” he said, relating the accusations to the saga of Joe Rogan’s near-cancellation by the media when he suggested Ivermectin as a suitable alternative means of treating COVID-19.
“We are obviously going to look into this matter because it’s obviously 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 concluded.
Several prominent counter-establishment figures responded to Brand’s post, including Elon Musk, Tucker Carlson, the Tate brothers, and Alex Jones. “Of course. They don’t like competition,” Musk replied, seeming to be referring to the mainstream media outlets that facilitated the accusations.
Carlson said, “Criticize the drug companies, question the war in Ukraine, and you can be pretty sure this is going to happen.”
“Matrix attack,” Andrew Tate said simply. Tristan Tate pondered, “It seems criticising the way governments handled covid or the war in Ukraine increases your chances of being labeled as a sexual criminal.”
Of course. They don’t like competition.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 15, 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
— Andrew Tate (@Cobratate) September 16, 2023
It seems criticising the way governments handled covid or the war in Ukraine increases your chances of being labeled as a sexual criminal.
— Tristan Tate (@TateTheTalisman) September 16, 2023
— Erika Wulff Jones (@WulffJones) September 16, 2023