British superstar Russell Brand faced a storm of allegations over the weekend, as a joint investigation by the Sunday Times, the Times and Channel 4’s Dispatches exposed accusations of rape, sexual assaults and emotional abuse.
The allegations, brought by four women, cover the period of 2006 to 2013, when Brand was at the height of his fame both on stage, in news media and in Hollywood films.
Within hours of the allegations being published, Brand appeared on stage as scheduled for a sold-out comedy gig at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre as part of his Bipolarisation tour.
Those at the gig said Brand appeared distracted, but expressed his appreciation for his fans.
He told the crowd: “There are obviously some things that I absolutely cannot talk about and I appreciate that you will understand.” The show ended with a standing ovation.
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Now, however, sources have told Express.co.uk the allegations against Brand could be “just the tip of the iceberg” as police urged anyone with allegations against the celebrity to come forward.
Brand has strongly denied all the allegations made against him. In a clip posted on his YouTube channel on Friday, the actor and comedian said he had received communications from a “mainstream media TV company” and a newspaper “listing a litany of extremely egregious and aggressive attacks” that he “absolutely refutes”.
Brand said: “As I have written about extensively in my books, I was very, very promiscuous” at the time of the allegations. Brand continued: “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 am being transparent about it now as well.
“To see that transparency metastasised into something criminal, that I absolutely deny, makes me question: is there another agenda at play?”
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