Russell Brand’s final tour dates have been postponed following a report of an alleged sexual assault in Soho in 2003. The Metropolitan Police is currently in contact with a woman who reported the assault. These postponements come after several accusations were made against the comedian, including claims of rape, sexual assaults, and emotional abuse against four women between 2006 and 2013.
The promoters of Brand’s Bipolarisation show released a statement on Monday announcing the postponement of the remaining addiction charity fundraiser shows. They expressed their reluctance to postpone, but acknowledged that it was necessary given the circumstances. Brand has vehemently denied all the allegations, stating that his relationships were always consensual. His father, Ron Brand, has also defended him, calling the accusations a “vendetta.”
Katy Perry’s comments about her split from Brand have also resurfaced amidst these allegations. She previously revealed that Brand ended their relationship over text and described instances of him being “very controlling” during their time together. The Times and The Sunday Times, in partnership with Channel 4’s Dispatches, published a joint investigation claiming that several other women have come forward with allegations against Brand.
Both the BBC and Channel 4 have pledged to investigate the claims made against Brand. Channel 4 has also removed all programs linked to Brand from its website. Despite the allegations, Brand’s YouTube channel, with 6.61 million subscribers, has not seen a significant decrease in subscribers. His fan base continues to support him, with many stating that he should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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