Channel 4 aired a documentary referred to as Russell Brand: In Plain Sight, a 90-minute catalogue of allegations in opposition to the comic turned influencer, together with rape, sexual assault and abusive, controlling and predatory behaviour.
4 ladies spoke on the file, retaining their proper to anonymity. One lady defined that, as a 16-year-old teenager in 2006, she started a relationship with 30-year-old Model, who turned controlling and abusive over the course of three months.
One other ladies detailed allegations of being attacked in 2012 by Model at his dwelling in LA, whereas a 3rd claimed she was sexually assualted by the comic, additionally in LA, in 2013. A fourth informed the programme Model had allegedly uncovered himself to her throughout his time working at Channel 4 within the early 2000s.
The documentary additionally revisited the e book revealed by Model’s former girlfriend, Jordan Martin, who wrote a e book detailing an alleged assault by him. Martin informed the documentary she didn’t want to participate, however stood by her account.
Channel 4 mentioned at the beginning of the programme that the Dispatches workforce had been investigating the comic since 2019, together with talking to a whole lot of individuals working in comedy, showbusiness and the movie trade.
The documentary was aired on the same day as the Times of London published its own expose into the comic’s remedy of ladies. The paper has been working with the Sunday Occasions and Channel 4.
Model has rejected all allegations in opposition to him, saying in a video he revealed on Friday that, whereas he had been promiscuous throughout this era in his life, all his relationships had been consensual. He mentioned within the video that the allegations had been all a part of a coordinated assault by mainstream media to convey him down, as a consequence of his enormous fanbase and influential place in counter-culture.
Concurrently the documentary was being aired on British tv, Model was on stage at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, the place he carried out in entrance of hundreds at a long-arranged sold-out gig. The comic was greeted by cheers with one lady holding an indication saying, “We stand by you Russell. Keep robust. Keep Free. We love you.”
Model informed the viewers: “I actually respect your help. I like you. I wish to do a incredible present. I’ve acquired a whole lot of issues I wish to speak to you about. There are clearly some issues I completely can’t speak about – and I respect that you’ll perceive.”