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Russell Brand Cancels Comedy Shows Amidst Sexual Assault Allegations

Two days after British news outlets released an investigation in which six women accused him of sexual assault, Russell Brand postponed the remaining dates of a comedy tour on Monday.

This week, Mr. Brand was slated to do two gigs in Britain as part of his “Bipolarisation” tour.

However, a statement released by the Theatre Royal Windsor on Monday announced the remaining tour dates will not go place, including Tuesday’s scheduled performance by Mr. Brand.

On Friday, Mr. Brand broadcast a video to his YouTube account in which he refuted what he termed “serious criminal allegations” against him. This comment was made public just before an investigation was published by three British news outlets in which four women accused him of sexual assault, including rape, on one occasion.

Mr. Brand asserted in the film that he had “always consensual” sexual experiences in the past, despite the “litany of astonishing, rather baroque attacks.”

The Times of London and The Sunday Times of London, along with the television programme Dispatches, conducted an investigation into Mr. Brand, a comedian and actor who was seen in the 2008 romantic comedy “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and the 2011 remake of the film “Arthur.” Since the publication of their findings, several organisations associated with Mr. Brand have distanced themselves from him.

Bluebird, Mr. Brand’s publisher, reportedly suspended further collaboration with the comedian on Monday, according to a story in The Bookseller, a British trade publication for the publishing business. On December 28th, Bluebird was supposed to release “Recovery: The Workbook,” a manual on beating addiction. When asked for comment, Bluebird remained silent.

The statement was released in response to questions about the journalistic inquiry into Mr. Brand, but British police agencies never identify the name of a person subject to a complaint.

Mr. Brand has not yet addressed this most recent accusation. The comic was supposed to hold a live broadcast on Rumble, a social media network frequented by conservative speakers, at noon E.D.T. on Monday, but he never showed up.

Jonathan James
Jonathan James
I serve as a Senior Executive Journalist of The National Era
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