Russell Brand has returned to social media and delivered another statement after being accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse.
The 48 year old comedian has firmly denied all the allegations, which were made by four women via a joint Channel 4 Dispatches documentary Russell Brand: In Plain Sight and an investigation from The Times on Sunday 17 September.The married star, who is with Laura Gallacher, the sister of presenter Kirsty Gallacher, has also said that all his previous sexual activities were "consensual".
After refraining from posting anything on his Instagram, X (formerly Twitter) or TikTok in the wake of the release of the Dispatches documentary, Russell has now shared another video statement. "Hello there you awakening wonders, obviously, it's been an extraordinary and distressing week and I thank you very much for your support and for questioning the information you've been presented with," he began. "By now, you're probably aware that the British government have asked big tech platforms to censor our online content.
Some online platforms have complied with that request. What you may not know is that this happens in the context of the Online Saftey Bill – this is UK legislation that grants sweeping surveillance and censorship powers and is a law that has already been passed. "I also don't imagine that you've heard of the trusted news initiative and now, as often is the case when a word like trusted is used as part of an acronym to describe an unelected body, trust is the last thing you should be offering. "The trusted news initiative is a collaboration between big tech and legacy media organisations to target, patrol, choke and shut down independent media organisations like this one. "We'll be.Read more on ok.co.uk