Brand speaks out via YouTube – despite the allegations against him.
Russell Brand returned to social media amid multiple allegations of sexual abuse on Friday (September 22). The actor announced in a YouTube clip that he would be moving his show to Rumble. YouTube recently demonetized its channel shortly after the first allegations were made public.
Brand did not address the allegations directly, but only made vague references to his situation. “It’s obviously been an extraordinary and troubling week and I thank you very much for your support and your questioning of the information you were given,” the actor opened the video.
Brand then went into detail about what topics he would address in his Rumble video on Monday (September 25). This also includes the “Trusted News Initiative“, a joint effort by several international news agencies such as the BBC, the Washington Post and companies such as Meta and Google to combat fake news. The actor claimed the initiative sought to “attack, control, stifle and eliminate” independent media. He also plans to address other controversial topics, such as the deep state and corporate collusion, Big Pharma and censorship.
The allegations against Brand were first made in a Joint report by The Times, The Sunday Times and Channel 4 Dispatches“ made public. A total of four women have made allegations that the actor raped, sexually abused and emotionally mistreated them between 2006 and 2013. Another report from 2003 came to the London police after the report was published, as well as another alleged incident from 2008 that was reported by the BBC.