Comedian Russell Brand has been accused of rape, sexual assault, and emotionally abusing four women during the height of his fame.
The comedian and presenter has vehemently denied the allegations, insisting that his prior relationships have been “absolutely always consensual”.
He has refuted the “very, very serious criminal allegations” and described the claims as “astonishing” and “rather baroque”.
In a joint investigation by The Times, The Sunday Times and Channel 4, the actor has been accused of sexually assaulting four women between 2006 and 2013. Others have accused Brand of predatory and abusive behavior.
The Times, The Sunday Times and Channel 4 released supposed audio from Russell Brand's supposed victims but the internet quickly erupted with accusations of foul play by the media as the recordings sounded very much like fake, AI-generated voices.
The bombshell claims came after Brand posted an astonishing video late on Friday night vehemently denying what he called 'very serious criminal allegations' made against him.
Sharing his 2min 45sec monologue to his 11million followers on X and 6.5 million subscribers on YouTube, Brand lashed out at 'aggressive' media claims as he insisted any relationships he had 'during his time of promiscuity' were 'consensual'.
Following the father-of-two's bombshell video, he received the backing of influencer Andrew Tate - who recently won his freedom after months of house arrest amid an investigation into sex trafficking claims against the kickboxer and his younger brother, Tristan, 35.
Supporting Brand, controversial social media star Tate, 36, took to X, posting a cartoon meme of a knight preparing for battle, captioned: 'On my way to fight the crazy b***h allegations'.
Alongside the image, he captioned it 'Welcome to the club Russell Brand'.