(UnitedVoice.com) – Russell Brand is a comedian who rose to fame with his no-holds-barred stand-up routine in the early 2000s. He also worked for MTV, starring as a presenter in the United Kingdom. The comedian went on to work on multiple films as both an actor and a voice actor. As his star power has grown, he’s taken a dive into political commentary.
Brand is now dealing with fallout after multiple women accused him of sexual assault. His management agency has dropped him, while others are defending him.
On September 16, The Sunday Times, a UK newspaper, published an exclusive report accusing Brand of allegedly carrying out a series of assaults between 2006 and 2013, when he was at the height of his career. The paper partnered with Channel 4 and The Times to carry out an investigation into the allegations.
According to the report, an unidentified woman alleges Brand sexually assaulted her over the course of three months in 2006. She said she was in a relationship with him while she was just 16 years old, telling journalists that she was still at school, but he was a BBC radio presenter at the time. She claims the two met at a mall. Her mother allegedly texted the star and told him how old her daughter was, but he said he didn’t care. Throughout their relationship, the woman said Brand was controlling and abusive. She claimed he sent a car to her school to pick her up and called her “the child.”
Another woman, Jordan Martin, accused Brand of sexually assaulting her during their six-month relationship in 2007. She was not interviewed by reporters but made the allegations in a book that was published in 2014. She told the Sunday Times that she stood by her allegations. A woman claimed Brand raped her in Los Angeles in 2012. She said the assault took place against a wall at his home.
A woman who met Brand in 2013 accused him of assaulting her at his home, as well. She said she shouted, “What are you doing, stop, please, you’re my friend.”
Response to Allegations
The day the story broke, Tavistock Wood Management Agency announced it was dropping Brand as a client. The company stated it believed it was “horribly misled” after he “categorically and vehemently denied” allegations made about him in 2020.
Brand responded to the Times report in a statement on Instagram and denied all of the allegations made against him. Elon Musk responded to the allegations, saying that he supports the comedian.
I support Russell Brand. That man is not evil.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 17, 2023
Alex Jones is also supporting Brand, claiming the allegations are the result of Brand coming out against Big Pharma. Tucker Carlson and Andrew Tate, who is accused of sex trafficking, have also lent their support to the comedian.
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