Piers Morgan and ex This Morning star reacts to Russell Brand allegations
Russell Brand denies Dispatches documentary claims
Piers Morgan and Dr Ranj Singh are among the celebrities reacting to the allegations made against Russell Brand.
The allegations, which Russell, 48, vehemently denies, were made in a joint investigation by the Sunday Times, The Times and Channel 4’s Dispatches.
The comedian released a statement, which can be read in full here, saying he “absolutely refutes” the “serious allegations”.
Following the bombshell documentary, notable faces have spoken out and addressed the claims.
TalkTV presenter Piers took to X, formerly Twitter, and wrote: “The allegations against Russell Brand are horrifying, & the investigative reporting behind them exemplary.
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“BUT he’s denied them & language being used on here – his accusers being labelled ‘victims’ or ‘survivors’ etc – infers guilt + criminality. He’s entitled to due process.”
The comic has been accused of sexual assault, and abusive and predatory behaviour, alleged to have occurred between 2006 and 2013 in a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary which aired last night (September 16).
Former This Morning’s resident doctor has also addressed the allegations against Russell.
Taking to his Instagram stories on Saturday night, Dr Ranj wrote: “Watching the C4 Dispatches tonight… Sadly it’s no surprise. It highlights a systemic issue in the TV/entertainment industry.
“Men in positions of power abusing that privilege to take advantage of others. This is not the first nor the last instance. There will be more being exposed.”
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He added: “Karma is a b***h. And she’s coming for you.”
Stand-up star, Jo Caulfield, 57, who was a panellist on the popular BBC comedy show, Mock the Week, also spoke out in the wake of the allegations against Russell.
Taking to X, formerly Twitter, she wrote: “In whatever industry you work in, keep speaking out. Predatory behaviour and abuse is wrong. It’s so depressing that yet again people could have stopped Russell Brand; producers and broadcasters were enablers. It’s a tragic and an age old story and has to stop. In business, in Parliament, in TV – even surgeons in theatre FFS! If we talk about it enough, surely it will become unacceptable.”
Other celebrities spoke out including billionaire, Elon Musk, who tweeted: “Of course. They don’t like competition” in response to Russell’s post of his statement video on Twitter where he denied the allegations.
In the tweet, Elon was referring to Russell frequently challenging mainstream media through his popular YouTube channel with over 6 million subscribers.
If you’ve been the victim of sexual assault, you can access help and resources via www.rapecrisis.org.uk or calling the national telephone helpline on 0808 802 9999.
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