Connect with us

celebrity radar - gossips

Russell Brand Enmeshed In Rape, Sexual Assault

Published

on

Russell Brand Enmeshed In Rape, Sexual Assault

 

Comedian and actor Russell Brand has been accused of rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse during a seven-year period at the height of his fame.

 

 

 

 

The allegations were made in a joint investigation by the Sunday Times, the Times, and Channel 4’s Dispatches.

 

Russell Brand Enmeshed In Rape, Sexual Assault

 

 

 

Four women are alleging sexual assaults between 2006 and 2013.

Brand has denied the allegations and said his relationships have been “always consensual”.

During the years covered by the allegations, Brand had various high-profile jobs at different times, including at BBC Radio 2 and Channel 4, and as an actor in Hollywood films.

 

 

 

Other claims made as part of the investigation relating to Brand’s allegedly controlling, abusive, and predatory behavior.

The investigation is published in the Sunday Times, while the Dispatches documentary, Russell Brand – In Plain Sight, aired on Channel 4 on Saturday.

Within hours of the allegations being published, Brand performed a scheduled comedy gig at the 2,000-capacity Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre in north-west London, as part of his Bipolarisation tour.

During the set, which lasted about an hour, Brand alluded to the accusations but did not address them directly. He told the audience there were things he wanted to talk about but could not.

 

 

Several women have made allegations against Brand as part of the investigation:

  • One woman alleges that Brand raped her against a wall in his Los Angeles home. She was treated at a rape crisis centre on the same day. The Times says it has seen medical records to support this
  • A second woman alleges that Brand assaulted her when he was in his early 30s and she was 16 and still at school. She alleges he referred to her as “the child” during an emotionally abusive and controlling relationship
  • A third woman claims that Brand sexually assaulted her while she worked with him in Los Angeles, and that he threatened to take legal action if she told anyone else about her allegation
  • The fourth woman alleged being sexually assaulted by Brand and him being physically and emotionally abusive towards her

On Friday, Brand released a video in which he denied “serious criminal allegations” he said were about to be made against him.

The actor and comedian said he had received letters from a TV company and newspaper, containing “a litany” of “aggressive attacks”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the video, posted on YouTube and X, formerly known as Twitter, Brand said: “Amidst this litany of astonishing, rather baroque attacks are some very serious allegations that I absolutely refute.

“These allegations pertain to the time when I was working in the mainstream, when I was in the newspapers all the time, when I was in the movies, and as I’ve written about extensively in my books I was very, very promiscuous.

“Now during that time of promiscuity the relationships I had were absolutely, always consensual.”

Brand said he believed he was the subject of a “co-ordinated attack” and he was going to look into the matter because it was “very, very serious”.

While not referring to the comedian by name, the Metropolitan Police said it was “aware of media reporting of a series of allegations of sexual assault” but had not received any reports.

“If anyone believes they have been the victim of a sexual assault, no matter how long ago it happened, we would encourage them to contact police.”

The Sunday Times said all the women felt ready to speak only after being approached by reporters. The newspaper said several felt compelled to do so given Brand’s newfound prominence as an online wellness influencer.

Most of the women, who the Times said do not know each other, have chosen to remain anonymous.

The Sunday Times said it gave Brand eight days within which to reply to detailed allegations, and when given further opportunity to respond, Brand published his response video on his YouTube channel.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

celebrity radar - gossips

Engage in Active Political Engineering, Not Planned Protest Says Buratai To The Youths

Published

on

Buratai Lauds Allen Onyema On Air Peace's Inaugural Flight to London, Calls for Support

cautioned that a “10 day of rage” can not be peaceful. Such a protest will be unconstitutional. The word rage connotes violence.

 

 

The former Chief of Army Staff and former Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Benin retired Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has advised Nigerian youths against the proposed nationwide protest by not allowing themselves to be used as willing tools by do-or-die partisan individuals or groups who want to stir up trouble in the country.

 

 

Buratai advised them to be good students of history and take lessons from the 2020 EndSars protest, which did not yield the desired benefit. According to him, what they did was to allow hoodlums to hijack the protest, and the result was total mayhem against innocent individuals, public, and private properties.

 

Not undermining their fundamental human rights, he cautioned that peaceful protest is guaranteed in our constitution, but in most cases, such protests end up being violent. The indicators are everywhere.

 

According to him, the planners of the protest have exposed their hidden and evil plan by christening the protest as “10 days of rage.” This means that the protest was never intended to be peaceful. A 10 day of rage can not be peaceful. The word rage connotes violence.

 

He challenged the planners of the protest to embrace the tenets of political engineering instead. According to him, youths constitute a large percentage of our voting and working population. Thus, they should be actively involved in the democratic process to bring about the needed change if need be.

 

“Youths can actively participate in politics, and their voices can be heard, their ideas and their actions can bring about the needed transformation in the country”

 

 

“Let Nigerians give the government the benefit of the doubt as President Tinubu listens to, and reacts to the challenges facing the country”, he concluded.

 

 

It would be recalled that the United Nations’ Department of Safety and Security has also issued a warning that the planned protests in Nigeria could be hijacked by groups with ulterior motives.

 

Also, President Tinubu has pleaded with the aggrieved Nigerians, especially the youths who are planning a national protest over the high cost of leaving to shelve the planned action. The President also assured those behind the planned national protest that he has heard their grievances and is working seriously to ensure that all their concerns are addressed.

 

According to reports, various Nigerian groups are planning a nationwide protest from August 1 to 10, dubbed “10 days of rage,” to address the country’s soaring cost of living and economic hardship.

Continue Reading

celebrity radar - gossips

₦‎5bn Defamation Threat: We Meet In Court – Onanuga Replies Peter Obi

Published

on

₦‎5bn Defamation Threat: We Meet In Court – Onanuga Replies Peter Obi

₦‎5bn Defamation Threat: We Meet In Court – Onanuga Replies Peter Obi

 

The Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Communications and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, has reacted to the threat by Peter Obi, the former presidential candidate of the Labour Party, to institute a lawsuit against him.

According to reports  Onanuga recently alleged that Obi and his supporters were responsible for the planned nationwide protests against the Tinubu-led government over the hardship in the country.

But Obi, in a letter signed by his lawyer, Alex Ejesieme, to Onanuga, urged the presidential spokesman to retract the statement and tender an unreserved apology to him within 72 hours.

Obi also demanded N5 billion in damages from Onanuga over the said allegation.

Reacting, Onanuga, in a fresh post on his official X handle on Tuesday, said: “I am still waiting for the letter from Peter Obi’s lawyer threatening a N5 billion suit and demanding an apology to Peter Obi over the planned ‘revolution’.

“Let me just tell Obi and his lawyer: I am not afraid of any legal action. We shall meet in court.”

Continue Reading

celebrity radar - gossips

General Buratai Pays Royal Homage to Shehu of Bama, Commends Peace, Development Efforts

Published

on

General Buratai Pays Royal Homage to Shehu of Bama, Commends Peace, Development Efforts

General Buratai Pays Royal Homage to Shehu of Bama, Commends Peace, Development Efforts

Former Chief of Army Staff and former Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai (Rtd), has in a heartwarming display of friendship and solidarity, paid a royal visit to the Shehu of Bama, Alhaji Umar Kyari Umar El-Kanemi, on Tuesday. The visit, which stems from the strong bond between General Buratai and the people of Bama, was marked by warmth and camaraderie.

The former Army Chief, who led the military’s efforts to liberate Bama from Boko Haram insurgents, was visibly moved by the transformation he witnessed in the area. “It’s good to be back in Bama again after my period of service… I can see that peace has finally returned to the Bama local government and the emirate. We give glory to the Almighty Allah for this achievement,” General Buratai said, his voice filled with emotion. The former Army Chief commended the state government for its efforts in bringing lasting peace to the state, saying, “We are looking forward to a closer relationship as friends… We wish to state that with the peace that has been attained, more development would come to Bama being the largest city after Maiduguri in Borno State.”

 He praised the Shehu for his leadership, saying, “I want to congratulate you on your installation as the Shehu of Bama… I also want to pray that the Almighty Allah grant your late father eternal rest.” The Shehu of Bama, in his remarks, praised General Buratai for his sacrifices and services to humanity, saying, “We are glad to receive you this morning… Your coming to Bama today is a clear indication that you have a cordial relationship with not just my late father but also with the people of Bama.” He expressed gratitude for General Buratai’s efforts in liberating Bama from insurgents, saying, “We continue to pray for your well-being… We will continue to cooperate with you and seek your advice in ways you can.”

The visit also attests to the military’s commitment to maintaining peace and stability in the region, allowing commercial activities to resume and life to return to normal. As General Buratai departed Bama, the people of the emirate were left with a sense of hope and renewal, knowing that their former Army Chief and Ambassador still holds them dear to his heart.

The visit was a reminder that even in retirement, General Buratai remains committed to the people and the region he served with distinction. As the people of Bama look to the future, they do so with a sense of optimism, knowing that they have a friend and ally in General Buratai. His visit was a testament to the power of relationships and the impact one person can have on a community. The visit also highlighted the importance of leadership and the role that individuals can play in shaping the destiny of their communities.

General Buratai Pays Royal Homage to Shehu of Bama, Commends Peace, Development Efforts

Continue Reading

Cover Of The Week

Trending