18 September 2023 - Comedian Russell Brand accused of rape, sexual assault and abuse
Russell Brand accused of rape, sexual assault and abuse in Channel 4's Dispatches
Louise Griffin (RadioTimes, 17/09/2023)
Russell Brand was accused of rape, sexual assault and abuse during a seven-year period at the height of his fame in Channel 4's Dispatches special.
Russell Brand: In Plain Sight review – so many red flags ignored for so long
Jack Seale (The Guardian, 17/09/2023)
The modern news cycle is brutally quick. On Thursday and Friday, the 90-minute special episode of Channel 4’s investigative documentary strand, Dispatches, which was to air on Saturday night, was trending on social media because of the mystery around it: Channel 4 had declined to offer any information about what it contained. But by the time it did air, we knew exactly what it contained.
Russell Brand: From drug addict to comedy star often at the centre of controversy
(Sky News, 17/09/2023)
Russell Brand's career has been through several different stages - from stand-up comedy and TV presenting to Hollywood films.
He has been addicted to heroin and alcohol and admitted being "very, very promiscuous" in the past.
Russell Brand Dropped by Agent After Rape and Sexual Assault Accusations
Daniel Kreps (Rolling Stone, 17/09/2023)
Russell Brand was dropped by his agent Saturday following the accusations of rape and sexual assault against the actor-comedian in a new investigative report.