Russell Brand confirmed as the subject of tonight’s Channel 4 Dispatches episode in explosive trailer

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The trailer for tonight’s special episode of Dispatches confirms Russell Brand as it’s subject (Picture:PA)

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A trailer for tonight’s special episode of Dispatches on Channel 4 has confirmed it will focus on allegations against British comedian Russell Brand.

The first look of the programme, made in conjunction with The Times newspaper, shows five women accusing Brand, 48, of rape, sexual assault and controlling and emotionally abusive behaviour.

It begins with a woman saying she ‘phoned and somebody asked what it was regarding,’ to which she replied that it was ‘regarding Russell Brand being a sex offender.’

It is revealed that for more than a year, Channel 4 and Dispatches have been investigating the comedian’s treatment of women.

A woman continues to recount an experience she claims she had with Brand, saying: ‘He’s grabbing at my underwear, pulling it to the side, I’m telling him to get off and he won’t get off. Like holding me up against the wall, pushing himself in me.’

Another then claims: ‘He grabbed me and got me on the bed. I was fully clothed and he was naked at this point. And he held me down and he was just aggressively trying to f**k me.’

The trailer for tonight’s special episode of Dispatches confirms Russell Brand as it’s subject (Picture:PA)

The heartbreaking trailer continues as one of Brand’s accusers alleges that he raped her, before cutting to a clip of his stand-up in which he imitates a sexual act.

A fifth accuser says she has ‘never ever spoken publicly about this before – Russell seems untouchable.’

The trailer ends with a statement from Brand in which he denies the accusations.

‘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,’ he begins.

‘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 metastasized into something criminal that I absolutely deny, makes me question, is there another agenda at play?

The programme sees five women accuse the comedian of rape, sexual assault and controlling and emotionally abusive behaviour (Picture: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

‘What I seriously refute are these very very serious criminal allegations… There are witnesses whose evidence directly contradicts the narratives that these two mainstream media outlets are trying to construct, apparently in what seems to be a coordinated attack.’

The comedian and actor, who now hosts his own podcast Stay Free With Russell Brand, took to Twitter aka X on Friday night where he warned stories were set to come out about him which he ‘absolutely refutes.’

He said he had been approached by a mainstream TV network and a mainstream newspaper with ‘extremely disturbing’ …read more

Source:: Metro


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