Russell Brand's Controversial Statements: Examining Seven Shocking Boasts

Russell Brand's Controversial Statements: Examining Seven Shocking Boasts
Published 2 weeks ago on Sep 18, 2023

Over the weekend, Brand, 48, faced accusations of rape, sexual assault, and abuse by four women, with additional individuals subsequently coming forward.

Four women have alleged sexual assaults between 2006 and 2013

Over the weekend, Brand, 48, faced accusations of rape, sexual assault, and abuse by four women, with additional individuals subsequently coming forward. The Metropolitan Police is now urging potential victims to come forward, revealing an investigation into alleged crimes dating back to 2003. 

In response to these serious allegations, both the BBC and Channel 4 have initiated urgent inquiries, while Russell Brand vehemently denies the claims. As the controversy unfolds, questions arise regarding Brand's past comments and slurs related to women and sexuality. Here are seven of the most shocking remarks from his memoir and on-air conversations that have garnered significant attention: 

Police are now set to investigate the latest allegation which came directly to them - and have appealed for other potential victims to come forward

'Joking' About Rape and Ancient Greeks: 
In 2013, during an appearance on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre podcast, Brand made a disturbing comment. He claimed, "Oh, I've raped someone once' and 'killed her after," followed by raucous laughter from the audience. The conversation continued with remarks about sexual vibrations and the ancient Greeks' perspective on such matters. 

Spitting on a Stripper: 
Brand's memoirs revealed an incident where he spat on a stripper named Michaela. After engaging in sexual activity with her, Brand described feeling the need to avenge a slap and resorted to spitting in her face. He justified this action at the time, believing there would be no consequences. 

Creating a 'Victim's List': 
While seeking treatment for sex addiction in 2005, Brand joked about having a "victim's list." He discussed undergoing treatment reluctantly and shared entries from a diary he kept during therapy, documenting the women he had wronged due to his sexual addiction. 

Russell Brand in 2004, around a year after the 2003 claim which the Met Police are investigating

'Joking' About Rape and Murder in a Play: 
Brand's first autobiography contained a comment about rape and murder made in the context of a play he had performed in. He suggested that apologizing allowed one to commit such acts without consequences, referencing a character in the play who was essentially pardoned in the afterlife for heinous acts. 

'Genital Grabbing Game' at School: 
Brand recounted inventing a dubious game called 'genital grabbing' during his school days, which led to his mother being called in by teachers. He admitted that the activity, although not seen as sexual by him at the time, had uncomfortable implications. 

Comments on BBC's Radio 2: 
While on BBC's Radio 2 show, Brand made several sexual slurs about newsreader Andrea Simmons, referring to her as "erotic" and a "sex bomb." He made explicit comments and innuendos, prompting controversy. Furthermore, he featured Jimmy Savile, a known pedophile, on his show before Savile's crimes were exposed. 

Prank Call to Andrew Sachs: 
In 2008, Brand and his guest Jonathan Ross made a prank call to actor Andrew Sachs. In the vulgar message, Brand claimed to have had sex with Sachs's granddaughter, Georgina Baillie, which caused significant public outrage. 

These seven instances reflect controversial and offensive statements made by Russell Brand over the years. As the recent allegations against him continue to unfold, these comments have resurfaced, leading to increased scrutiny and debate surrounding the comedian's past behavior and attitudes toward women and sexuality.

English comedian Russell Brand and his pregnant wife Laura Gallacher out shopping in London in July

Russell Brand's denial in full

Hello there, you awakening wonders.Now this isn't the usual type of video we make on this channel where we critique, attack and undermine the news in all its corruption because in this story I am the news.I have received two extremely disturbing letters - well a letter and an email.One from a mainstream media TV company, one from a newspaper, listing a litany of extremely egregious and aggressive attacks as well as some pretty stupid stuff - like my community festival should be stopped, that I shouldn't be able to attack mainstream media narratives on this channel.But amidst this litany of astonishing, rather baroque, attacks are some very serious allegations that I absolutely refute. These allegations pertain to the time when I was working in the mainstream - when I was in the newspapers all the time, when I was in the movies, and as I have written about extensively in my books I was very very promiscuousNow during that time of promiscuity, the relationships I had were absolutely always consensual. I was always transparent about that then, almost too transparent. And I'm being transparent about it now as well. And to see that transparency metastasized into something criminal that I absolutely deny makes me question is there another agenda at play?Particularly when we have seen coordinated media attacks before - like with Joe Rogan when he dared to take a medicine that the mainstream media didn't approve of and we saw a spate of headlines from media outlets across the world using the same language.I’m aware that you guys have been saying in the comments for a while ‘Watch out Russell, they are coming for you, you are getting too close to the truth, Russell Brand did not kill himself’.I know that a year ago there was a spate of articles ‘Russell Brand is a conspiracy theorist, Russell Brand’s right wing’.I’m aware of news media making phone calls, sending letters to people I know for ages and ages.It’s been clear to me or at least it feels to me like there's a serious and concerted agenda to control these kind of spaces and these kind of voices and I mean my voice along with your voice.I don't mind them using my books and my stand up to talk about my promiscuous consensual conduct in the past. What I seriously refute are these very very serious criminal allegations. Also it’s worth mentioning that there are witnesses whose evidence directly contradicts the narratives that these two mainstream media outlets are trying to construct apparently in what seems to me to be a coordinated attackNow I don't want to get into this any further because of the serious nature of the allegations, but I feel like I'm being attacked and plainly they are working very closely togetherWe are obviously going to look into this matter because it’s very, very serious. In the meantime I want you to stay close, stay awake but more important than any of that if you can, please, stay free.



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