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Really bro? Musk, Andrew Tate, Laurence Fox back Russell Brand

By Jake Beardslee · September 18, 2023

In brief…

  • Russell Brand has denied allegations of rape, assault, and emotional abuse involving four women from 2006-2013, calling it a "coordinated media attack."
  • Public figures, including Elon Musk, Andrew Tate and Laurence Fox, expressed support for Brand on social media, while comedians criticized the media for turning a "blind eye" to Brand's alleged crimes.
  • Police urge any victims to come forward, while Brand claims witness accounts contradict the actual allegations.
Comedian Russell Brand denies allegations of sexual misconduct made by multiple women.  D B Young from London/Wikimedia

Russell Brand is facing serious allegations of rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse involving four women between 2006-2013. The comedian and podcaster has emphatically denied the claims.

In a video hastily posted before news of the investigation went public, Brand said he “absolutely” refuted what he called “very serious criminal allegations.” He acknowledged being “very promiscuous” during his years of worldwide fame, but maintained all of his relationships were consensual.

One woman alleged Brand raped her, while three others accused him of sexual assault, according to a bombshell joint investigation by The Sunday Times, The Times of London and Channel 4’s “Dispatches.” One of the women also said he had been physically and emotionally abusive.

Brand indicated he felt targeted, citing a “coordinated media attack.” Notable public figures, including Elon Musk, Andrew Tate and Laurence Fox, appeared to show support for Brand on social media.

Tate called the allegations a “Matrix attack,” while sharing a meme of a knight preparing for battle. Musk commented on Brand’s video, telling him “They don’t like competition.”

Fox questioned the credibility of media coverage in a posted video.

Comedians Daniel Sloss and Sofie Hagen spoke out as well ,with Sloss saying Brand’s behavior was an “open secret” that had been long known in the comedy community. Both Sloss and Hagen slammed the media for having turned a blind eye to Brand and his alleged criminal behavior.

Greater London’s Met Police acknowledged the media reports and urged any victims to come forward. Brand said witnesses contradict the presented narratives and claimed two of the media outlets are working closely in a coordinated effort.

An official investigation into the allegations is expected.