Russel Brand awkward interview moments
The BBC and Channel 4 have pledged to investigate claims about comedian Russell Brand after he was accused of raping, sexually assaulting and emotionally abusing four women at the height of his fame.
The alleged attacks took place between 2006 and 2013, when he was a presenter for BBC Radio 2 and Channel 4, and included an attack on a 16-year-old girl.
Channel 4 removed all programs associated with Brand from its website after the explosive allegations emerged.
Meanwhile, new interviews reveal his ex-wife Katy Perry described his behavior as “very controlling”, while pop star Dannii Minogue also branded him a “vile predator” in 2006.
The Metropolitan Police said it was aware of “media reports of a series of allegations of sexual assault” but had not received any reports in this regard.
The 48-year-old vehemently denied the “very serious criminal allegations” before Sunday Times article and exposé broadcast by Channel 4 Dispatch program.
When the allegations were aired on Saturday, Brand was performing at a sold-out concert in London, where he told audience members they would “appreciate” that there are certain things he cannot talk about.
Check out if the TV execs have found out if Brand has turned a blind eye
Television bosses have launched an investigation into allegations of rape and sexual assault against British comedian Russell Brand.
Both the BBC and Channel 4 are investigating his alleged behavior and whether channel bosses knew about it.
Mirror quoted an unidentified source as saying that the review would focus on examining any claims “if it turns a blind eye”.
The brand denied any wrongdoing.
A source was quoted as saying: “The review will look at what concerns were raised at the time and whether they were acted upon is crucial. There is more than a whiff of panic among certain quarters about what the probe might reveal, and if aspects of Russell Brand’s behavior were to be turned a blind eye.’
In a new statement, a BBC spokesman said: “The documentary and related reports contained serious allegations that spanned several years.
“Russell Brand worked on BBC radio programs between 2006 and 2008 and we are addressing the issues raised as a matter of urgency.”
Maroosha MuzaffarSeptember 18, 2023 05:45
He cleverly says that “we have to do better” after the brand’s accusations surface
Following Russell Brand’s sexual assault allegations, Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said: “I think we need to be particularly careful when we listen to the voices of people who are relatively powerless.
He told the BBC: “I think there are some real challenges where you have these very, very stark differences in power, whether in the entertainment industry or in politics, and we see that in the commercial world as well.” I think we have to be especially careful , when we listen to the voices of people who are relatively powerless, because I think collectively we’ve missed opportunities to do the right thing and intervene much, much earlier, and we need to be better at that.”
It comes as TV bosses launch an investigation into allegations of rape, sexual assault and control by Brando.
Both the BBC and Channel 4 said they were investigating his alleged behavior and whether channel bosses knew about it.
The brand denied any wrongdoing.
Maroosha MuzaffarSeptember 18, 2023 05:30
Tucker Carlson shows support for Brand on X
Tucker Carlson has supported Russell Brand on social media after the British comedian released a video refuting all rape and sexual assault allegations against him.
Mr. Carlson wrote on X/Twitter: “Criticize pharmaceutical companies, question the war in Ukraine and you can be pretty sure this will happen.”
Brand claimed in the video that all of his “relationships that I’ve had have been absolutely, always consensual.”
He added: “I was always transparent about it then, too transparent about it, and I am transparent about it now.”
Meanwhile, Channel 4 has removed all programs associated with Brand from its online repository. And Netflix is under pressure to follow suit.
Maroosha MuzaffarSeptember 18, 2023 05:20
Icymi: Russell Brand’s explosive feud with Rod Stewart over daughter Kimberley resurfaces amid rape allegations
Years before the disturbing allegations against Russell Brand surfaced, the comedian was embroiled in a feud with legendary musician Rod Stewart.
The Independent contacted a brand representative for further comment.
On GQ 2006 Man of the Year Brand sparked anger at Stewart, 78, after he made a rude remark about the singer’s daughter Kimberley.
While accepting the most stylish award during the ceremony, Brand snapped at Stewart, who was in the audience.
“Here’s Rod Stewart, who tried too many women on me earlier this year,” he said. “But then I tried his daughter again.
When Stewart was then called on stage to accept the Outstanding Achiever award in recognition of his career in music, he didn’t hold back and expressed his disapproval of Brando.
“You went with my daughter, didn’t you?” he said to Brando before telling him to “get up”.
A visibly chastened Brand then told the singer he was “taking her out for a night”, prompting Stewart to ask: “Have you been on your own?”
Brand backtracked on his original remarks, telling Stewart, “I never touched that girl.”
“Damn right, you didn’t,” Stewart replied, adding, “You don’t get to come in here and brag.” I speak here as a father.”
Maroosha MuzaffarSeptember 18, 2023 at 5:00 AM
An “urgent” investigation was launched after Russell Brand was accused of wrongdoing
The BBC, Channel 4 and the production company said they were “urgently” investigating after four women separately came forward with allegations of sexual assault while Russell Brand was presenting their programmes.
The comedian and actor, 48, has been accused of rape and sexual assault between 2006 and 2013, when he was at the height of his fame working for the BBC, Channel 4 and starring in Hollywood films.
The claims were made in a joint investigation by The Sunday Times, The Times and Channel 4 Dispatches and include allegations of Brando’s controlling, abusive and predatory behaviour.
Brand vehemently denies the allegations and said in a video posted online that all of his relationships were “consensual”.
The BBC said it was “urgently addressing the issues raised” while Brand worked on BBC radio shows between 2006 and 2008, while Channel 4 announced it was conducting “its own internal investigation” following the allegations.
Maroosha MuzaffarSeptember 18, 2023 04:45
Elon Musk and Andrew Tate came out to support Russell Brand
Elon Musk and Andrew Tate have come out in support of Russell Brand after he was accused of raping, sexually assaulting and emotionally abusing four women.
In response to a video posted by Brand on X/Twitter in which he claimed he was the target of a coordinated attack for his right-wing criticism of the media, Musk wrote: “Of course. They don’t like competition.”
Andrew Tate, a far-right influencer facing charges of rape and human trafficking in Romania, also responded to X. In the post, Tate wrote: “Welcome to the club.”
In his video, Brand said: “Amidst this litany of stunning, rather baroque attacks, there are some very serious allegations that I absolutely refute.
Maroosha MuzaffarSeptember 18, 2023 04:20
From Sachsgate Scandal to Conspiracy Controversy: A Timeline of Russell Brand’s Life and Career
Below is a timeline of Brando’s career and controversies, from his beginnings as a comedian to today.
Holly BancroftSeptember 18, 2023 04:01
Channel 4 will remove all programs associated with the brand
Channel 4 has removed all programs associated with Russell Brand from its website after the explosives allegations emerged.
The Telegraph reported that Netflix was also under pressure to remove all programs associated with it.
On Sunday, Channel 4 confirmed that episodes of The Great British Bake Off and Big Brother’s Big Mouth box set featuring Brand had been dropped from its online platform.
Channel 4’s Dispatches program was involved in the investigation into the Brand allegations, along with the Times and the Sunday Times.
The brand has denied any wrongdoing.
A spokesperson for the channel said: “While we look into the matter, we have pulled all content featuring Russell Brand. This includes episodes of Great British Bake Off and Big Brother in which he appeared.”
Maroosha MuzaffarSeptember 18, 2023 03:55
Icymi: Russell Brand comments on the Dispatches investigation during the live show
Russell Brand told audience members there were things he couldn’t talk about as he performed a comedy gig for thousands of people hours after allegations of rape, sexual assault and coercive behavior against him were made public.
In a joint investigation by The Times, The Sunday Times and Channel 4 Dispatches, four women have come forward with allegations of sexual assault between 2006 and 2013, when Brand was at the height of his fame. He denies all the accusations.
The 48-year-old arrived late for his Bipolarisation show at Wembley Park’s Troubadour Theater in northwest London on Saturday night.
Holly BancroftSeptember 18, 2023 03:08
Icymi: Women’s charity cuts ties with Russell Brand following rape and abuse allegations
A charity which aims to end violence against women has cut ties with supporter Russell Brand after he was accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse during his seven years at the height of his fame.
Between 2006 and 2013, while Brand was working for BBC Radio 2 and Channel 4, as well as acting in Hollywood films, four women were allegedly sexually assaulted.
The 48-year-old actor and comedian also faces allegations of controlling, abusive and predatory behavior following a joint investigation by The Sunday Times, The Times and Channel 4 Dispatches.
Brand vehemently denies the allegations and said in a video posted online that all his relationships were “consensual” before accusing the media of a “coordinated attack”.
Holly BancroftSeptember 18, 2023 02:05