Russell Brand liked Phillip Schofield tweet hours before Channel 4 documentary despite allegations
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Russell Brand liked a tweet about Phillip Schofield, just hours before the explosive documentary about the comedian aired.
Released on Saturday night (Sept 16), the Dispatches documentary accused the TV personality of sexually assaulting four women at the height of his career.
Though the 48-year-old denied the allegations, he has continued to be under intense media scrutiny much like the former This Morning host.
Earlier this year, Schofield came under fire for a relationship he had with a younger male colleague.
Though the presenter left ITV amid the media storm, he had always insisted that the on-off relationship had been ‘unwise, but not illegal’.
In the weeks and months that have followed though, the former This Morning host has been continually mocked online.
One tweet even had a gif of Schofield with the words ‘If only’ followed by the Dispatches hashtag.
The tweet was posted on Friday evening (15 September), before the general public knew that the subject of the following day's Dispatches special investigation was Brand.
Ironically, it was this post that Brand liked in the hours leading up to the Channel 4 documentary about his own allegations.
The ‘like’ was even more bizarre given that Brand has largely stayed away from social media, following the explosive investigation.
Over the weekend, the comedian has been accused of sexually assaulting four women between 2006 and 2013.
Among them, one woman claimed that she was raped by the comic-turned-influencer at his LA home.
The allegations come after an investigation between The Times and Dispatches, with journalists stating they’d had access to emails, texts and medical notes.
Firing back at the claims on his YouTube channel, Brand told his followers: "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've received two extremely disturbing letters or 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.”
He later claimed that the allegations were part of a ‘coordinated media attack’ against him.
LADbible has reached out to Brand’s reps for comment.