Russell Edward Brand is a comedian and actor from England. He hosts the podcast Stay Free with Russell Brand. Brand has received three British Comedy Awards: Best Newcomer, Best Live Stand-Up, and Outstanding Contribution to Comedy.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Brand’s YouTube channel saw an increase in activity and a shift in political direction, veering heavily toward COVID-19 denialism and conspiracy theories, leading to an increase in popularity of 6.5 million subscribers and over a billion views.
Brand’s new weekly views increased from less than 500,000 in November 2020 to almost 14.5 million in March 2022.
What has Russell Brand been accused of?
Comedian and actor Russell Brand has been accused of rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse during a seven-year period at the height of his fame. The allegations were made in a joint investigation by the Sunday Times, the Times, and Channel 4’s Dispatches.
Is Russell Brand in prison?
Actor and comedian Russell Brand has been accused of rape, sexual assaults, and emotional abuse by four women in a joint investigation by The U.K. Times, The Sunday Times, and U.K. network Channel 4’s television series Dispatches.