For the first time since his pre-emptive video posted before multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him were published in the British media, Russell Brand has reacted to those reports.
Calling this “an extraordinary and distressing week,” Brand goes on in a video posted on social media to thank fans for their “support and for questioning the information that you have been presented with.” Watch the video below. That information includes Brand being accused by four women of allegations ranging from rape to sexual assault via a bombshell joint investigation that has been nearly five years in the making from The Times, Sunday Times and Channel 4.
BBC, Channel 4 and Big Brother producer Banijay all reacted by launching investigations into historical allegations related to Brand’s work for them, while Brand was dropped by his agent and book publisher and postponed his live tour, along with seeing ads suspended on his 6.6M-subscriber YouTube channel.
Another complaint emerged late Thursday after a woman told the BBC that Brand had exposed himself to her and then laughed about it minutes later on his BBC radio show in 2008.Read more on deadline.com