Russell Brand has denied “very serious criminal allegations” that he claims will likely be made towards him by a newspaper and TV firm.
In a video posted on YouTube and X, previously generally known as Twitter, titled “So, This is Happening”, the comic denied the allegations that he described as “a litany of extremely egregious and aggressive attacks”.
He stated that whereas he was “very promiscuous” on the top of his profession, his relationships had been “always consensual”.
Brand, 48, stated: “Now, this isn’t the usual type of video we make on this channel where we critique, attack and undermine the news in all its corruption because in this story, I am the news.
‘Very serious allegations that I absolutely refute’
“I’ve obtained two extraordinarily disturbing letters or a letter and an electronic mail. One from a mainstream media TV firm, one from a newspaper itemizing a litany of extraordinarily egregious and aggressive assaults, in addition to some fairly silly stuff like my neighborhood pageant must be stopped, that I should not be capable to assault mainstream media narratives on this channel.
“But amidst this litany of astonishing rather baroque attacks, are some very serious allegations that I absolutely refute.
“These allegations pertain to the time after I was working within the mainstream, after I was within the newspapers on a regular basis, after I was within the motion pictures. And as I’ve written about extensively in my books, I used to be very, very promiscuous.
“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’m being transparent about it now as well.
“And to see that transparency metastasized into one thing legal that I completely deny makes me query, is there one other agenda at play?”
He continued: “I’m conscious that you just guys have been saying within the feedback for some time [saying] ‘be careful, Russell. They’re coming for you, you are getting too near the reality, Russell Brand didn’t kill himself’.
“I know that a year ago there was a spate of articles – Russell Brand’s a conspiracy theorist, Russell Brand’s right wing. I’m aware of news media making phone calls, sending letters to people I know for ages and ages.
‘A serious and concerted agenda’
“It’s being clear to me, or at the very least it feels to me like there is a critical and concerted agenda to manage these sort of areas and these sort of voices. And I imply, my voice alongside together with your voice.
“I do not thoughts them utilizing my books and my stand-up to speak about my promiscuous consensual conduct prior to now. What I significantly refute are these very, very critical legal allegations.
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“Also, it’s worth mentioning that there are witnesses whose evidence directly contradicts the narrative that these two mainstream media outlets are trying to construct, apparently, in what seems to me to be a coordinated attack.
“Now, I do not wanna get into this any additional due to the intense nature of the allegations, however I really feel like I’m being attacked and plainly they’re working very intently collectively. We are clearly going to look into this matter ‘trigger it is very, very critical. In the meantime, I need you to remain shut, keep awake, however extra essential than any of that, for those who can, please keep free.”
Brand has not named the newspaper and TV firm which he claims have made allegations towards him.