“I'm very hurt” Russell Brand speaks for the first time to deny rape allegations (video)

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Actor Russell Brand has denied all allegations against him in a new interview.

 

The 48-year-old comedian and actor said the accusations have been “very, very hurtful”.

 

In September 2023, he was accused of rape, assault and emotional abuse between 2006 and 2013 during a joint investigation by Channel 4 Dispatches and The Times and The Sunday Times.

 

Since the documentary aired, complainants have come forward to the BBC and the Metropolitan Police.

 

Brand was interviewed by former Fox News host Tucker Carlson in a YouTube video published on Tuesday, Jan. 30, and was asked about the impact of the allegations.

 

The Hollywood star replied: “My son was born with a heart condition and while this (the documentary airing) was happening he was undergoing heart surgery, he was 12 weeks old and I suppose what that did, Tucker, is it revealed that what we were experiencing was a public concoction.

 

“I’m aware that I put myself in an extremely vulnerable position by being very, very promiscuous, (but) that is not the type of conduct I endorse and it’s certainly not how I would live now.”

 

He added that he is mentioning his son as the documentary made him aware of what is “important in life”.

 

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Brand called it “hurtful” to be accused of “what I consider to be the most appalling crimes… this is very, very painful and very, very hurtful”.

 

He added: “Of course, I deny any allegations of the kind that have been advanced and what I have seen is the significance of family and the importance of beliefs that are transcendent of this.”

 

Elsewhere, Brand said when he had been a “denizen” of the entertainment world, he was “fostered and adored and celebrated and lived the kind of lifestyle that was kind of common for people in that arena, for single people, and in my case drug and alcohol people… certainly with an appetite for a promiscuous lifestyle”.

 

“When I was part of it, I found it empty,” Brand added.

 

The allegations have also included controlling, abusive and predatory behaviour, which he denies.

 

Brand has always maintained that his relationships were consensual.

 

He has rejected what he has described as “very serious allegations”, saying on his social media channels he has never had non-consensual sex.

 

Watch the video below.

 

 

 



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