All the celebs who have defended Russell Brand after his sexual assault claims
Elon Musk said that he ‘supports Russell Brand’
Russell Brand is in the middle of a major controversy after being accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse by multiple women over a period of seven years during the peak of his fame.
The allegations were made in a joint investigation conducted by Channel 4’s Dispatches, The Sunday Times and The Times.
Russell denied the accusations in a YouTube video and said he was facing “a litany of extremely egregious and aggressive attacks which are untrue.” He also mentioned that his relationships were “always consensual.”
Despite the allegations, multiple celebrities have defended Russell Brand on social media.
After Russell shared his video denying the allegations, Musk took to X to respond saying, “Of course. They don’t like competition.”
In a later tweet, Elon further defended Russell by tweeting, “I support Russell Brand. That man is not evil.”
Former Fox News host and political commentator Tucker Carlson also rushed to Russell’s defence.
He quoted Russell’s video on X, and wrote, “Criticize the drug companies, question the war in Ukraine, and you can be pretty sure this is going to happen.”
A prominent conspiracy theorist and radio show host, Jones said Russell is facing the allegations because he has “come out against Big Pharma” and “the globalists.”
In a video, Jones could be heard saying, “I know Russell Brand personally, I knew him back when he was married to Katy Perry, he has come on the show a few times.”
“I’ve never seen women throw themselves at anyone like with him,” Jones said, comparing the situation to women throwing undergarments at Elvis Presley.
“No one ever accused him, for the last 15 years, of assault because they say he’s such a big sweetheart,” he continued.
“And now because he comes out against the Big Pharma, comes out against the Big Pharma, comes out against the new world order, suddenly the allegations are happening to him.”
Tate, who was accused of human trafficking and rape in Romania back in June, also came out in Russell’s defence, likening Russell’s situation to that of his own.
“Welcome to the club @rustyrockets,” Tate wrote on X, alongside a meme that read, “On my way to fight the crazy bitch allegations.”
“Matrix attack,” he wrote in another post. Tate also said that the allegations were a “bunch of garbage” and that Russell was being attacked for “telling the truth” about “big pharma.”
The media personality, who is infamous for his misogynistic views, also held an “emergency meeting” on Rumble to “tell everybody the truth about what’s happening to Russell Brand.”
Tate claimed the accusations were a “matrix attack on somebody else who spoke out against the mainstream narrative.”
Although he said, “I don’t know if he’s innocent or not,” Tate mentioned that the allegations against Russell were “agenda-driven” and “could be easily manufactured.”
He added that Russell was being “attacked” because “he started to speak the truth.”
“When he was the establishment, there were no accusations, no documentaries, no exposes, no articles, nothing,” Tate alleged.
Tate’s brother, Tristan, also joined the people supporting Russell and said that he was getting the “Andrew Tate treatment.”
The internet personality also responded to an article about Russell, “Actresses reading stories by anonymous people he ‘allegedly’ attacked a decade ago, I wonder if there will be money demanded? I’d bet my life on it.”
Actor Laurence Fox also posted a video questioning the allegations against Russell.
“It’s fascinating to see some parts of the legacy media talking about Russell Brand like we are going to believe anything they say about anything.”
“Whatever Russell Brand got up to, and I can guarantee it because I was around, everything he would have done, would have been sort of acceptable. Because otherwise his producers would have called him out and fired him,” Fox stated, adding, “Now that may be an uncomfortable thing to deal with for people but that’s how the world was then.”
Far-right activist Tommy Robinson, who was convicted on multiple counts of violence, fraud and other crimes, also said “Welcome to the club” following the allegations against Russell.
In a video, Robinson could be seen saying, “The big pharma, the system, the matrix, whatever you want to call it, takes them on [who] exposes them, embarrasses them, all of a sudden Dispatches, who I believe are working on another hit piece about me they were, but Dispatches are trying to bring him down.”
Former comedian and TV presenter Barrymore, who was at the centre of a major investigation over the death of Stuart Lubbock in 2001, also defended Russell tweeting, “This is what they do…”
British media personality Katie Hopkins also came to Russell’s defence and pointed out the left “loved” him until “he started spitting facts on Covid that they decided he had to be got rid of.”
“Particularly, after he appeared on American TV screens to speak truth about big pharma and billionaires who have been created by your tax revenues,” she claimed.
Katie continued saying, “You don’t have to support Russell, you don’t have to love Russell… but please see what is being done to him. They want to eviscerate him from the planet and I know it personally, they will keep coming until he swings from a tree.”
Former Good Morning Britain star Piers Morgan defended Russell Brand saying, “The allegations against Russell Brand are horrifying, & the investigative reporting behind them exemplary. But he’s denied them & language being used on here, his accusers being labelled ‘victims’ or ‘survivors’ etc, infers guilt and criminality. He’s entitled to due process.”
Model and TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher appears to have deleted an Instagram story she’d put up this morning to support brother-in-law Russell Brand, following allegations of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse against the comedian.
Kirsty, who is the older sister of Russell’s wife Laura, shared the comedian’s two-minute video this morning on Instagram with a large red love heart.
However, a few hours later and after the investigation was published in full, the post vanished from her Instagram stories, suggesting she had deleted it.
Former Loose Women star Carol McGiffin has also defended Russell Brand by liking a Tweet calling Russell a “hero.”
Ahead of the allegations being revealed, GB News presenter Beverley Turner stated that Russell was being “attacked” and that he was a “hero.”
“Establishment media don’t know what to do with the fact that you have 6 million subscribers & generate autonomous, knowing and original content. You are welcome on my @GBNEWS show anytime.
“We are mainstream media. But we are not Establishment media. There’s a difference. Keep going. This proves you are winning. You’re a hero.”
Twitter users have also reported that Carol liked several other Tweets, including one saying, “Never trust women who break their silence to the media instead of the Police, accusing men of rape. Russell Brand is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. And I bet that’s never going to happen so they’re trying to prosecute his case in the court of public opinion.”
If you’ve been affected by this story or are the victim of sexual assault, you can access help and resources via www.rapecrisis.org.uk or by calling the national telephone helpline on 0808 802 9999.