Much of the English-speaking public considers Russell Brand a funny comedian. The Brit is a very peculiar guy, who began as a promiscuous rock star in the early 2000s and became a kind of wellness guru focused on yoga in recent times.
However, many of his jokes are not suitable for all audiences, as he tends to get into the most controversial and controversial topics at the time, far from the traditional jokes that we can all find funny. The actor has now been accused of having raped no less than four women between 2006 and 2013, and an old interview has brought to light some of his statements in which he "jokes" about this delicate topic.
According to the British newspaper Daily Mail, there was an interview in which the comedian could be heard joking about raping a woman. In the video, now removed from YouTube according to the aforementioned publication, he can be heard saying: "Oh, I have raped someone before" and "then I killed her."
Not content with that, the comedian continues his talk with journalist Richard Herring, referring to how in Ancient Greece it was normal for some to have sexual relations with children while being geniuses in subjects such as mathematics.
"They didn't care," Brand noted, adding, "They were smart, right?" In the images you can see how the actor even imitates having sexual relations, while he says: "I have made another triangle and I am fucking a little boy. This is great. Fuck the boy."
A joke in very bad taste, which ended with another one about people who hire babysitters and perform sexual acts with them in front of children.
The video and the interview, as we have mentioned, were published on Herring's channel on the platform, which decided to eliminate them when the journalistic investigation carried out by the newspapers The Times, The Sunday Times and the television channel Channel 4 came to light. the light.
Brand's four victims claimed to have been sexually and emotionally assaulted by the actor between 2006 and 2013, years in which the Briton enjoyed his greatest popularity both in his native United Kingdom and in Hollywood. The preview released by the media is, however, chilling. Testimonies from women who claim that the comedian used violence against them to maintain relationships or that he even forced himself on a minor are just two of the terrifying experiences reported in this investigation.
The actor has already reacted to all these accusations. He has done it through his social media accounts, before the terrible testimonies came to light. In the images, Brand denies having committed the "serious accusations" that the media participating in the investigation attribute to him, without specifying which accusations they were referring to.
"Amid this litany of astonishing and quite baroque attacks there are some very serious accusations that I absolutely refute," he said.
"These accusations relate to the time when I was working in the mainstream, when I was in the papers all the time, when I was in the movies and, as I've written at length 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 it then, almost too transparent, and I'm being transparent about it now too."