(SNews) – Russell Brand has become the latest target of a “coordinated campaign” from the corporate media to smear his name.
The British comedian took to his YouTube channel to “absolutely deny” what he calls “very serious criminal allegations” made against him.
Elon Musk and Andrew Tate have spoken out to back Brand‘s claims that he is a victim of a “coordinated media attack.”
The video comes ahead of a report by the UK establishment media network Channel 4.
The episode of Channel 4 Dispatches is set to air at 9 pm on Saturday night, UK time.
Speculation has been building over who or what could be at the center of the allegations.
Sources reportedly told the Daily Mail that the long-running current affairs documentary series will feature details about a well-known celebrity.
According to the Mail, the sources say the allegations are shocking.
There is no indication that Brand will feature in the program, however.
Last night, Brand made a video address to fans where he insisted any relationships he had “during his time of promiscuity” were “consensual.”
Brand said he had received two “extremely disturbing letters” from a “mainstream media TV company” and a newspaper.
The comedian said the letters listed “a litany of extremely egregious and aggressive attacks, which are untrue.”
Amidst his denial of the allegations the comedian and actor said, “We have seen coordinated media attacks before.”
He was referring to Joe Rogan announcing he had taken the drug Ivermectin to treat his Covid infection during the pandemic.
Brand said he was “aware of newspapers making phone calls” and “sending letters” to people he had known for “ages and ages.”
He says he feels that “there’s a serious and consorted agenda to control these kind of spaces,” referring to his YouTube channel.
Brand has been hugely successful as an independent political commentator.
His YouTube and Rumble channels have millions of subscribers, with episodes of his shows often beating corporate media TV audience numbers.
Supporting Brand, YouTuber Andrew Tate took to Twitter/X, posting a cartoon meme of a knight preparing for battle.
The image included the text: “On my way to fight the crazy b***h allegations.”
Alongside the image, he captioned it: “Welcome to the club Russell Brand.”
Tate, who is currently facing charges of rape and human trafficking – which he has denied – in a separate Tweet responded to Brand’s video calling it a “Matrix attack.”
The video also appeared to win the support of tech tycoon Musk, who replied to Brand on Twitter/X.
Musk backed the British star’s comments on the media.
“Of course,” said Musk.
They don’t like competition.”
Both Musk and Brand have experienced similar criticism over the years being branded as “conspiracy theorists” for questioning the official narratives.
During the pandemic, Brand was condemned for raising concerns about lockdowns and mask and vaccine mandates.
In 2014, he received backlash after claiming he was “open-minded” about the idea the US government might have been behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Posting the video on X yesterday, where Brand has 11 million followers, he said: “These allegations pertain to the time when I was working in the mainstream, when I was in the newspapers all the time, when I was in the movies.
“And as I’ve written about extensively in my books, I was very, very promiscuous.
“During that time of promiscuity, the relationships I had were absolutely always consensual.
“I was always transparent about that then and I am being transparent about it now as well.
“And to see that transparency metastasized into something criminal that I absolutely deny makes me question is there another agenda at play.”
Amongst the “very serious allegations” made, Brand said there was also a “litany of astonishing attacks.”
He called some of the allegations “some pretty stupid stuff,” including calls for his Community Festival in Hay-on-Wye to be canceled.
“I need my voice along with your voice,” he added.
“I don’t mind them using my books and my stand-up to talk about my promiscuous sexual conduct in the past.
“What I seriously refute are these very serious, criminal allegations.
“Also its worth mentioning that there are witnesses whose evidence directly contradicts the narratives that these two mainstream media outlets are trying to construct, apparently in what seems to be to me a coordinated attack.”
Throughout the clip, he mentioned how subscribers to his YouTube channel had previously written in the comments section “watch out Russell, they’re coming for you.”
Brand closes the video, which has already had millions of views since it was uploaded on Friday, by saying: “In the meantime I want you to stay close, stay awake, but more importantly than any of that – if you can, please – stay free.”
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— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) September 15, 2023