Russell Brand denies ‘very hurtful’ sexual abuse allegations

Russell Brand has said the sexual assault allegations leveled against him are “very, very hurtful”.

The actor and comedian has denied allegations of rape, assault and emotional abuse between 2006 and 2013.

The allegations were reported as part of an investigation by the Times, the Sunday Times and Channel 4 Dispatches.

Brand said in an online interview that it was “very, very painful” to be accused of “what I consider to be the most heinous crimes.”

He has been questioned by the Metropolitan Police in relation to nine alleged offences. The Met said last month that investigations into him were continuing.


Brand was interviewed on YouTube by former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who asked him about the impact of the allegations.

The comedian and activist told him: “I’m aware that I put myself in an extremely vulnerable position by being very, very promiscuous, [but] that’s not the kind of behavior I support, and it’s certainly not how I would live right now.” “.

“Of course, I deny any accusations of any kind that have been made, and what I have seen is the importance of family and the importance of beliefs that transcend this.”

He added: “My son was born with a heart condition and while this [the accusations] was happening he was undergoing heart surgery.

“I was 12 weeks old and I guess what that did, Tucker, was reveal that what we were experiencing was a public fabrication.”

He added that he brought up the topic of his son because the reaction to the documentary made him aware of what is “important in life.”

This is not the first time Brand has spoken out about the allegations, but it is the first time he has been interviewed publicly.

Brand starred in films such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him To The Greek and Arthur, and presented radio and television programs for broadcasters including the BBC, MTV, Channel 4 and Radio X.

The 48-year-old said that when he was an “inhabitant” of the entertainment world, he was “encouraged, adored and celebrated, and lived the kind of lifestyle that was common for people in that realm, for single people. …certainly with an appetite for a promiscuous lifestyle.”

He continued: “When I was a part of it, I found it empty and unsatisfying.”

The allegations against Brand also included controlling, abusive and predatory behavior, which he denies.

The BBC and Channel 4 are carrying out internal investigations into his time working for them.