Russell Brand: Kirsty Gallacher appears to delete social media post in support of her brother-in-law

Russell Brand arrives at the MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, Calif., on Sunday, June 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Kirsty Gallacher appeared to support Russell Brand with an Instagram post. (AP Photo)

Kirsty Gallacher has appeared to have deleted a social media post in support of her brother-in-law Russell Brand.

Comedian and actor Brand has been accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse by a number of women, according to a dual report from The Times and Channel 4 that emerged on Saturday.

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Before the report was published, Brand had released a video on social media denying unspecified allegations and insisted all of his sexual relationships were "consensual".

LONDON - OCTOBER 09:  Kirsty Gallagher attends The Pride Of Britain Awards 2007 held at The London Television Studios on October 9, 2007  (Photo by Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage)
Gallacher is Russell Brand's sister-in-law. (WireImage)

Gallacher – who is the elder sister of Brand's wife Laura – reposted that video to her Instagram Stories alongside a large love heart, only for the post to be removed several hours later, seemingly deleted.

Gallacher introduced her sister to Brand in 2007 with the pair marrying a decade later after the comedian had divorced pop star Katy Perry.

In his two-minute video released on Friday, Brand denied the allegations – which at that time had yet to be made public – and said they were a "litany of extremely egregious and aggressive attacks, which are untrue".

The clip was sent out to his over six million YouTube subscribers, a platform where Brand has become enormously popular over the last couple of years, mostly due to his attempts to paint himself as an alternative to mainstream news.

Russell Brand leaves the Troubabour Wembley Park theatre in north-west London after performing a comedy set. He faces claims about his sexual behaviour at the height of his fame. He has vehemently denied the allegations. Picture date: Saturday September 16, 2023. (Photo by James Manning/PA Images via Getty Images)
Brand leavers a London gig on Saturday hours after sexual assault allegations surfaced. (Getty Images)

Brand also received the backing of Elon Musk, Andrew Tate and former TV presenter Michael Barrymore.

The comedian performed a stand-up gig on Saturday just hours after the allegations were released to the public.

Taking to the stage at Wembley Park Theatre, he was greeted with a minutes-long standing ovation and he thanked attendees for their support.

Brand currently has three dates left on his Bipolarisation tour – in Windsor, Plymouth and Wolverhampton – and, at the time of writing, all shows are set to go ahead with the Windsor date sold out.

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