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Russell Brand's denial
Here's Russell Brand's video https://www.nationalworld.com/news/russell-brand-denies-criminal-allegations-against-in-video-4338525
All about Russell Brand
All you need to know about Russell Brand - https://www.nationalworld.com/news/people/russell-brand-comedian-movie-actor-wife-children-tour-controversy-4338648
He's attracted some supporters, even before the allegations have been made public
GB News presenter Beverley Turner has been vocal
Elon Musk joins in
The X boss's view
Support coming in from Romania
There has been no official confirmation that Brand is featured in the Dispatches programme tonight.
There were whispers this week that something was to be published at 3pm today. It doesn't appear to have been. We await further details
The Katy Perry years
They were a proper A-list celebrity couple
His current wife
Here's a look at who Russell Brand is married to now
More Russell Brand supporters are putting their hands up, even before any allegations have been revealed
Twitter/X remains the home of the fiercely held opinion - sometimes expressed while sticking one's fingers in one's ears...
Taken off the list?
Brand has been removed from his PR firm MBC PR and talent agency Tavistock Wood's websites. He was represented by both firms but their websites do not list him as a client, the Mirror says. However, it's understood he is still be represented by MBC PR.
Times publishes the allegations of 'rape, sexual assaults and emotional abuse' against Russell Brand
The story includes testimonies from four women - including one who was just 16.
The investigation by The Sunday Times, The Times and Channel 4 Dispatches is said to have taken several years, with reporters interviewing 'hundreds' of people.
More to follow. ..
The story's out
Here's some more details from the Times' allegations
The BBC issues a statement
A BBC spokesperson said: “Russell Brand worked for a number of different organisations, of which the BBC was one. As is well known, Russell Brand left the BBC after a serious editorial breach in 2008 – as did the then-controller of Radio 2.
“The circumstances of the breach were reviewed in detail at the time. We hope that demonstrates that the BBC takes issues seriously and is prepared to act.
“Indeed, the BBC has, over successive years, evolved its approach to how it manages talent and how it deals with complaints or issues raised.
“We have clear expectations around conduct at work, these are set out in employment contracts, the BBC Values, the BBC Code of Conduct and the Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policy.
“We will always listen to people if they come forward with any concerns, on any issue related to any individual working at the BBC, past or present.”
Will the show go on?
Will Russell Brand perform tonight in London, as scheduled?
The title of the Dispatches show has been revealed
It's Russell Brand: In Plain Sight
Brand has been dumped by his literary agent
More details, via the Press Association... The woman mentioned here was 16 when she first met Brand after he spoke to her in a London street.
Channel 4has weighed in
A statement's been released tonight
Family support waning?
Russell Brand is married to Laura Gallacher, the sister of presenter Kirsty, and the pair have two children, Mabel and Peggy.
On Saturday, Kirsty reposted Brand’s video on her Instagram story, along with a big red love heart, but the message later appeared to have been deleted.