Man, I hate this shit.
I wish so badly this guy would go to Russia and do a press conference like “yeah, mate, I’m thinking I’m just gonna relax here for a wee bit, see how things go.”
It would be a win for everyone – not least, Russia.
Broadcasters have launched urgent investigations into the historical conduct of Russell Brand while the Metropolitan police has appealed for any potential victims to come forward after the comedian was accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse.
The BBC said it was “urgently looking into the issues raised” by the publication of allegations over the weekend that Brand harmed four women, including claims that he raped a woman in Los Angeles and sexually assaulted a British schoolgirl aged 16. Channel 4 has also pulled all of Brand’s content from its streaming service while it investigates.
The claims were published in the Sunday Times after a years-long investigation into the comedian, alongside Channel 4’s Dispatches. They relate to the period between 2006 and 2013, when the self-confessed sex addict was at the height of his fame, working for BBC Radio 2 and Channel 4 and starring in Hollywood films.
Brand denied the claims in a video posted online before they were published, saying he was facing a “litany of extremely egregious and aggressive attacks”.
The foreign secretary, James Cleverly, said on Sunday that the investigation prompted wider questions for the entertainment industry and that early intervention was needed when allegations involved a power imbalance.
While he did not comment specifically on Brand, he told BBC One’s Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg: “I think there are some real challenges where you have these very, very acute differentials in power, whether that be in the entertainment industry, whether that be in politics, and we see this in the commercial world as well.
“I think we have to be particularly careful when we listen to the voices of the people who are relatively powerless because we, I think, collectively have missed opportunities to do the right thing and intervene much, much earlier, and we’ve got to be better at this.”
Yeah. Right. Women are powerless. But their words are considered proof of a crime, even when there is no evidence. And some random bitch can destroy the life of a famous celebrity.
So moral of you to say, Ms… Kuenssberg.
Look: he is going to prison forever.
This is all coming down.
The police are already doing preliminary work.
In general, people don’t want to be exiled to Russia, I guess. But come on. It’s better than life in prison.
Just get on the plane, Russell.
This is going to be the worst for you, because you’re the one going to prison, but it’s going to be so demoralizing for all of us.
You will go down in history if you flee to Russia.
To be clear – they are not going to extradite you, under really any circumstances. Even if you had committed a real crime, they would probably just try you in Russia. But this “date rape” bullshit is not a crime in Russia, so that’s not happening.
It’s up to you, bud.
But we’re all rooting for you, and it’s going to be crushing for the people if you turn into Assange 2. Remember how much those photos of Assange looking all f-ed up and sick hurt all of us.
This car photo looks like that famous Assange photo.