Russell Brand's father has taken to Facebook to defend his son, as he continues to face allegations of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse.The allegations were brought to light in the joint investigation by The Times, The Sunday Times and Channel 4, and aired on TV in a harrowing episode of Channel 4's Dispatches The comedian and actor, 48, has denied the claims, and now his father, Ron Brand, has defended him from these accusations, posting a furious rant on his Facebook account.
Ron has claimed that the BBC, and other media outlets, are pursuing a "vendetta" against his son, by spreading these "unproven allegations." According to the Daily Mail, the 80-year-old wrote: "Is this seriously the most important thing happening in this world?
Immigrants? Cost of living? 10s of thousands killed in Ukraine? Who is prioritising at BBC News. Who is really driving this vendetta?" He then added: "With many struggling to pay bills.The unproven accusations of 15 years ago take lead on BBC News." And in a second post, he said: "The Russell Brand Vendetta.
Like a man who owns an orchard being accused of Stealing an Apple?" In his book My Booky Wook, Russell previously credited his father with kick-starting his "rapacious" sex life, after he paid a sex worker to take Russell's virginity during a trip to Hong Kong.Read more on ok.co.uk