Russell Brand is trying to clear his name before he gets dragged through the mud.
The 48-year-old British comedian posted a video on Instagram on Friday in which he categorically refutes the upcoming criminal allegations that would soon be published about him via two major media outlets in the United Kingdom.
“I received two extremely disturbing letters, or a letter and an email, one from a mainstream television company, the other from a newspaper, listing a litany of blatant and aggressive attacks,” he shared in the clip, captioned: “It’s an event.”
“Amid this litany of astonishing, somewhat baroque attacks, are very serious allegations that I absolutely refute.”
Brand has not disclosed the exact allegations against him, but has implied that they involve some form of s****l misconduct since he then began defending his “promiscuous” past.
“When I was in the movies and as I’ve written about a lot in my books, I was very, very promiscuous,” the “Get It to the Greek” star said. “During this period of promiscuity, the relationships I had were absolutely always consensual.”
Brand’s brash outspokenness about s*x has been well documented, as he has stated. For example, in 2013, he told Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian while taking over hosting duties for “Chelsea Lately” that he wanted to have “group s*x” with they.
“I’m vulnerable to the concept of a KKK threesome,” he told reality stars in front of a live audience at the time.
The “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” star then told Kim, 42, who was pregnant at the time: “I think pregnant women are radiant and beautiful and the idea of breastfeeding is interesting. »
Brand said in his new video that he now thinks he may have been “too transparent” about his s****lity, but noted that he thinks the openness was “metastasized into something criminal” that he denies it “absolutely”.
“[It] makes me wonder, “Is there another agenda at play?” “Especially when we’ve already seen coordinated media attacks,” he added, citing the case where Joe Rogan was accused of using “horse wormer” to treat COVID-19 while he was was actually a medically approved drug for humans.
“I feel like there is a serious, concerted agenda to control these kinds of spaces and these kinds of voices,” Brand said.
In recent years, the “Rock of Ages” star has moved from acting to destroying powerful establishments such as “Big Pharma,” leading many to believe that Brand is, in fact, being unfairly targeted.
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“Land of the free until you disagree.” 🙄,” one person wrote in the comments section of his video.
Another added: “Keep fighting the good fight Russell. Light always chases away all darkness.
Brand reiterated in his video: “What I seriously refute are these very, very serious criminal allegations,” before noting that there are “witnesses whose testimony directly contradicts the narratives that these two major media outlets are trying to push.” building, apparently, into what appears to me to be a coordinated attack.
“I don’t want to delve into this further because of the seriousness of the allegations, but I feel like I’m being attacked and it’s obvious they work very closely together,” he added.
“We are obviously going to look into this matter because it is very, very serious. In the meantime, I want you to stay close, stay awake…if you can, please stay free.
It hasn’t been confirmed which media outlets are preparing to blast Brand later Saturday, but many British media outlets, including The Independent, have reported that the Channel 4 series “Dispatchers” has something in the works.
Viewers reportedly noticed in the channel’s Saturday program that they were preparing to air a 90-minute “special” investigation into an anonymous subject, who many suspect will be Brand.
The program is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. local time, which is 4 p.m. ET.