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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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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


Summary: Katy Perry’s comments about split from Brand resurface

Katy Perry’s short-lived relationship with Russell Brand made a lot of headlines when the seemingly unlikely couple were first linked back in 2009 – and even more so when they broke up just 14 months after their wedding.

The British comedian, 48, has now been accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse while at the height of his fame with four women. The claims were made in a joint investigation by The Sunday Times, The Times and Channel 4’s Dispatches.

Brand has vehemently denied all the “very serious allegations” against him, which date back to between 2006 and 2013, and has insisted his past relationships have been “absolutely always consensual”.

Perry, 38, has not addressed the allegations against her ex-husband. However, she has previously spoken about the circumstances surrounding her separation from Brand and previously revealed that he called time on their relationship via text message.

Katie Roseinsky reports:

Tara CobhamSeptember 18, 2023 7:14 p.m


Brand ‘offers to take naked assistant to meet Jimmy Savile’ in resurfaced interview

Russell Brand offered to bring his personal assistant to meet Jimmy Savile naked in an apparent joke during an interview that has resurfaced following allegations against the actor.

Brand has been accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse over a seven-year period at the height of his fame that was featured on our screens and airwaves.

On his flagship Radio 2 show in 2007, Brand called Savile and told him it would “be nice one day” to meet the Jim’ll Fix It host.

Tara Cobham18 September 2023 at 19.00


The cultural committee will look for ‘assurance’ from the BBC, says the chairman

Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Caroline Dinenage, said the group will be looking for the same “assurance” from the BBC that Channel 4 has given over the circumstances surrounding the allegations facing Russell Brand.

Ms Dinenage told the BBC’s PM program that the committee would investigate “who knew what and when and the extent to which any reports that happened at the time were investigated”.

She said: “What concerns me most has been the reaction across media and social media from the number of people saying ‘it’s shocking but not surprising’, talking about open secrets and how it was that people turned the blind eye to, and that’s what worries me, and I think that’s what my committee will look at.

“The extent to which any of these really powerful and influential TV talents are able to use that is leveraging that enormous power and influence to potentially harm other people’s lives and careers.”

Ms Dinenage said she would not “pre-empt” the work of the committee but said she expected it to write to “all the organizations concerned”.

“We have already heard from the chief executive of Channel 4 who has already set out very clearly what they have done, what they are doing and what they plan to do, which has been really helpful and shows the level of seriousness with which they take this situation.

“But we’re looking for the same kind of assurance from the BBC. But also as I say it’s not enough to look back, I think we also need to look forward and see what in particular the public service stations have in place now.”

Tara CobhamSeptember 18, 2023 6:20 p.m


Sean Lock expresses ‘fear’ of daughters ‘bringing home someone like Brand’ in recovered clip

A clip of late comedian Sean Lock discussing his disdain for Russell Brand has gone viral in the wake of criminal charges against the 48-year-old comedian.

Last weekend, Brand was the subject of an exposé in The Times, The Sunday Times and a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary featuring allegations of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse by four women.

The alleged crimes took place between 2006 and 2013. Brand has denied all allegations.

The clip in question was taken from Channel 4 comedy panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats and was originally broadcast in November 2014. In the footage, Lock says he “hates” Brand because of his role as a father and “fears” his daughters would ” bring one like that home”.

Tara CobhamSeptember 18, 2023 5:51 p.m

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