Russell Brand’s wife has deleted her Instagram page after her husband released a video in which he denied ‘very serious criminal allegations’ against him.
Brand released the video, entitled ‘So, This is Happening’, last night on his YouTube and X accounts, claiming that a TV company and a newspaper would be making allegations against him, which he then strenuously denied.
Now, his wife, Laura Gallacher, has seemingly deleted her Instagram account @thejoyjournal.
It is not clear whether this is related to the video posted by her husband, or the allegations that are alleged against him, although it is not yet known what the exact nature of these allegations are.
In his video, Brand said: "One [of the allegations is] 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 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, often 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've written about extensively in my books, I was very, very promiscuous.
"Now, 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 metastasised into something criminal that I absolutely deny makes me question, is there another agenda at play?
“Particularly when we've 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.”
He continued: "I'm aware that you guys have been saying in the comments for a while, ‘Watch out, Russell. They're coming from you. You're 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’s 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 kinds of voices.
“And I mean, my voice along with your voice.
"I don't mind them using my books and my standout 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 narrative that these two mainstream media outlets are trying to construct, apparently, in what seems to me to be a coordinated attack."Featured Image Credit: BG002/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Jeff Spicer/Getty Images