Russell Brand accused of calling 16-year-old ‘the child’ before sexually abusing her
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One of the victims who has accused Russell Brand of sexual assault claims that the comedian referred to her as ‘the child’ during the period of their relationship, which allegedly took place when he was 31 and she was just 16-years-old.
In a video released today, Brand has pre-emptively issued a statement vehemently denying the allegations against him.
The findings are expected to be aired tonight at 9:00pm.
Brand has strenuously denied all of the allegations against him in a video released before the publication.
Most of the women have chosen to remain anonymous, but one woman claims that Brand referred to her as ‘the child’ during an around three-month-long relationship that she claims was emotionally abusive, as well accusing Brand of coercive control.
She also alleges that Brand ‘forced his penis down her throat’ which made her choke, and claims that she tried to push him off, eventually causing him to stop by punching him in the stomach.
In The Times article, another claim she made was that Brand once sent a car to her school to take her out of lessons.
LADbible has contacted Russell Brand for an updated comment since the allegations in The Times were published.
In his full denial of the allegations – released before they were published – Brand said: "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.
"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. 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 for 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 being 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 narrative that these two mainstream media outlets are trying to construct, apparently, in what seems to me to be a coordinated attack.
"Now, I don't wanna get into this any further because of the serious nature of the allegations, but I feel like I'm being attacked and plainly they're working very closely together. We are obviously going to look into this matter 'cause it's very, very serious."