Russell Brand posts video lashing out at ‘aggressive' media claims saying ‘relationships were always consensual’ | The Sun

RUSSELL Brand has posted an astonishing video overnight, lashing out at "aggressive" media claims as he said his relationships were "always consensual".

The star said that while he had been "promiscuous" in his lifetime, he said he "absolutely refutes" the "serious" claims that had been put to him by two media organisations.

In a video posted to his Twitter, the 48-year-old said the allegations dated back to when he was in "the mainstream".

Details of the allegations have not been revealed.

In his explosive vide, Brand said he had received a letter and an email detailing a list of claims against him.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, he said: "Amidst this litany of astonishing rather baroque attacks, often very serious allegations, that I absolutely refute.

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"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.

"I was always transparent about that. Then almost too transparent, and I'm being transparent about it now as well."

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He stressed he "absolutely denies" the allegations.

Russell Brand’s video transcript in full

Hello there, you awakening wonders.

Now this isn't the usual type of video we make on this channel where we critique, attack and undermine the news in all its corruption because in this story I am the news.

I have received two extremely disturbing letters – well a letter and an email.

One from a mainstream media TV company, one from a newspaper, listing a litany of extremely egregious and aggressive attacks as well as some pretty stupid stuff – like my community festival should be stopped, that I shouldn't be able to attack mainstream media narratives on this channel.

But 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 have 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. I was always transparent about that then, almost too transparent. And I'm being transparent about it now as well. 

And to see that transparency metastasized into something criminal that I absolutely deny makes me question is there another agenda at play?

Particularly when we have seen coordinated media attacks before – like with Joe Rogan when he dared to take a medicine that the mainstream media didn't approve of and we saw a spate of headlines from media outlets across the world using the same language.

I’m aware that you guys have been saying in the comments for a while ‘Watch out Russell, they are coming for you, you are getting too close to the truth, Russell Brand did not kill himself’.

I know that a year ago there was a spate of articles ‘Russell Brand is a conspiracy theorist, Russell Brand’s right wing’.

I’m aware of news media making phone calls, sending letters to people I know for ages and ages.

It’s been clear to me or at least it feels to me like there's a serious and concerted agenda to control these kind of spaces and these kind of voices and I mean my voice along with your voice.

I don't mind them using my books and my stand up to talk about my promiscuous  consensual conduct in the past. What I seriously refute are these very very serious criminal allegations. 

Also it’s worth mentioning that there are witnesses whose evidence directly contradicts the narratives that these two mainstream media outlets are trying to construct apparently in what seems to me to be a coordinated attack

Now I don't want to get into this any further because of the serious nature of the allegations, but I feel like I'm being attacked and plainly they are working very closely together

We are obviously going to look into this matter because it’s very, very serious. In the meantime I want you to stay close, stay awake but more important than any of that if you can, please, stay free.

The Alfie actor also said there had been calls for his Community Festival in Hay-on-Wye to be cancelled.

On Friday, it emerged Channel 4 will highlight behaviour by an A-list celebrity in a Dispatches programme due to air at 9pm on Saturday night.

There is no indication that Brand will be covered in the programme.

A source told The Mirror: "This programme has been years in the making and is being edited up to the last minute."

The Channel 4 TV guide lists tonight's programme as 'New: Dispatches Special. A 90-minute special Dispatches investigation'.

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