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Russell Brand postpones all tour dates as Met receives sexual assault allegations

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Russell Brand’s final tour dates have been postponed after the Metropolitan Police received a report of an alleged sexual assault in Soho in 2003 following a series of allegations made against the comedian.

With him scheduled to perform at three more venues in September, a statement from Brand’s Bipolarisation show promoters said on Monday: “We’re postponing these few remaining addiction charity fundraiser shows, we hate to do it – but we know you’ll understand .”

Meanwhile, a Met spokesman has confirmed that officers are “in contact” with a woman who reported an alleged sexual assault to the force on Sunday after Brand was accused of raping, sexually assaulting and emotionally abusing four women between 2006 and 2013 .

This comes as Katy Perry’s comments about the circumstances surrounding her split from Brand resurfaced. The 38-year-old previously revealed that her ex-husband called time on their relationship over text and described instances of him being “very controlling” during their relationship.

Since the publication on Saturday of their joint investigation with Channel 4’s Dispatches, The times and Sunday Times claimed that several other women have come forward with allegations against Brand and that they are now being “strictly vetted”.

The BBC and Channel 4 have promised to investigate claims about the former presenter, while Channel 4 has removed all programs linked to Brand from its website.

The comedian has vehemently denied the “very serious criminal allegations” and said his relationship was “absolutely always consensual”. His father, Ron Brand, has also jumped to his defence, describing the accusations as a “vendetta”.

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Summary: The government minister calls on the survivors to come forward

A minister has called on women who have experienced sexual assault to report it to the police.

Asked by LBC radio host Nick Ferrari what broadcasters should do in the wake of the allegations against Russell Brand, which the comedian and actor has denied, Pensions Minister Laura Trott told LBC radio: “I think everyone needs to do better .

“I don’t think any woman, Nick, reading the allegations that were all over the place at the weekend could do anything but shudder. It’s horrible.

“And I pay tribute to the women who have come forward and also to the journalists who have pursued this, the editors who have allowed them to do it, the investment that has been made and the enormous legal risk that has been taken for these.

“We all have to do better. And I just want to ask any woman who has had experiences like this to come forward and report them to the police.”

Tara CobhamSeptember 19, 2023 02:00


Watch: Caroline Nokes says Brand claims are ‘shocking and criminal’

Caroline Nokes: Russell Brand’s allegations are ‘shocking and criminal’

Tara Cobham19 September 2023 at 01.00


Editorial: YouTube, X and Google must consider brand decisions

Russell Brand has 6.61 million subscribers on YouTube, which is about the same number he had before the recent allegations of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse became public.

That’s a sizeable audience – slightly bigger, for example, than the more wholesome Ant and Dec can pull in to ITV on a Saturday night – and one that clearly hasn’t been so repulsed by the allegations about him that they’re making an effort to opt out . Nor has Google (corporately listed as Alphabet Inc), owner of YouTube, seen fit to “cancel” Brand, who should bring them (as well as himself) significant income.

As it emerged the same night the story broke, Brand was still able to fill a theater even though his performance was reportedly distracted. His fan base, misguided or not, sticks with him, and most note that he is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law – ie. beyond a reasonable doubt and sets a relatively high bar before retracting their slander.

Editorially19 September 2023 at 00:00


Russell Brand: A career in comedy defined by darkness and delusion

Scandalous comedian. Hollywood man. Drug addict turned wellness guru. Left-wing activist. Conspiracy theorist. Over two decades in the limelight, British stand-up and presenter Russell Brand has presented many different personas to the public. Now another, darker side to the comic has emerged as he has been accused of raping, sexually assaulting and emotionally abusing four women.

Brand released a video on Saturday, Sept. 17, before the allegations were made public, to deny “serious criminal allegations,” which he said related to his “promiscuous” past.

The 48-year-old comedian and actor said he “absolutely refutes” the claims and suggested two “mainstream media outlets” were mounting a “coordinated” attack against him. Later that day, a joint investigation by the Sunday Times and Channel 4 Dispatches was released revealing the allegations against him.

Katie Roseinsky18 September 2023 at 23.00


See: Brand’s former manager ‘surprised’ by allegations

Russell Brands ex-manager ‘surprised’ by claims: ‘Never had any complaints’

Tara Cobham18 September 2023 at 10 p.m


Brand claims ‘one of the MeToo moments for TV’, former C4 editor says

The allegations leveled against Russell Brand are “one of the MeToo moments for TV”, the former Editor-at-Large of Channel 4 has said.

Dorothy Byrne told Channel 4 News: “Historically, there has been a culture in television where some men have to put up with appalling behavior because they are so-called stars.”

Tara CobhamSeptember 18, 2023 9:14 p.m


Former culture secretary calls for NDAs to be banned if used over Brand claims

Dame Maria Miller MP, former Culture Secretary and Minister for Women, suggested non-disclosure agreements should be banned in the entertainment industry if they have been used to silence people over alleged incidents involving Russell Brand.

She told Sky News’ Politics Hub that the organizations involved had to provide “an explanation as to why they did not have practices in place for people who wanted to speak out”.

“I think they need to be held accountable for the way they treat their staff,” she said.

“I also want to dig more into some of the comments that were made over the weekend about people still not feeling able to speak out about these cases and in particular comments from both the BBC and also the talent agency which made me feel that maybe non-disclosure agreements had been used, potentially leading to people being silenced about things that are now clearly matters that could be criminal allegations.”

Asked whether the use of NDAs should be looked at, she replied: “We’ve seen not only in this case but in other cases where media organizations have routinely been … using industry standard non-disclosure clauses in contracts that they use when people are subject to illegal wrongdoing at work. I hope that’s not the case here, but if it is, I hope it gives impetus to the government to take action.”

She added: “There have been measures taken to stop the use of NDAs in universities and perhaps this case with Russell Brand, if confidentiality is involved, would indicate that we need to take the same measures for to ban their use across … the entertainment industry as well.”

Tara CobhamSeptember 18, 2023 9:07 p.m


Summary: Brand’s publishing house ‘pauses’ future book projects

Publisher Russell Brands announced it was putting all future book projects on hold with the comedian after sexual assault allegations were made against him.

Bluebird, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, has published Brand’s titles including Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions and Mentors: How To Help And Be Helped in recent years.

In a statement to the PA news agency, the company said: “These are very serious allegations and in light of them, Bluebird has made the decision to cease all future publishing with the Russell Brand.”

An upcoming title, Recovery: The Workbook, by the 48-year-old actor and presenter was due to be published by Bluebird in December 2025, according to the company’s website.

Tara Cobham18 September 2023 at 21.00


That’s why Russell Brand’s prosecutors are only talking about it now

“Why are they only talking about it now?” “Why didn’t they report it to the police?” “Did they bring it on themselves?” “Are they doing it for the money?” “Is this all just a plan to take down another successful man?”

It doesn’t matter if it’s the President of the United States, a stand-up comedian, or someone’s brother-in-law, when women speak out about alleged male violence, we hear the same, predictable responses.

Even before the allegations of sexual assault and rape had been shared by The Sunday Times, thousands took to social media to criticize the women as liars, attention seekers, fame hungry, mentally ill… even government plants.

Anything but telling the truth.

Jessica Taylor18 September 2023 at 8 p.m


Kristen Bell comments on Brand’s resurgence after sex abuse allegations

Shortly after the release of “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” Kristen Bell told interviewers that she had to “intimidate” her co-star Russell Brand to make sure he understood that she was not interested in a sexual relationship with him during the recordings.

Her memories of her time with the British actor and comedian have been deepened in the wake of allegations that he raped and sexually assaulted a number of women at the height of his fame.

A joint investigation by The Times, The Sunday Times and Channel 4 Dispatches highlighted the stories of four women – including one who was a minor at the time – who say Brand either raped or sexually assaulted them between 2006 and 2013. Brand has denied , that claims.

Tara CobhamSeptember 18, 2023 7:46 p.m

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