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The horrifying allegations against Russell Brand

Russell Brand’s public persona has always been outrageous, controversial and sexually explicit. Yet despite multiple falls from grace he became a ubiquitous presence in the British media as a TV and radio presenter and comedian. After yet another scandal he left the UK for the US – starring in Hollywood films and being briefly married to the pop star Katy Perry.

But now he has been accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse. The allegations against him come from a number of women, one of whom says Brand started a sexual relationship with her when she was 16 years old that spanned seven years. Nosheen Iqbal hears how alongside serious assaults, former colleagues say his inappropriate behaviour on and off air went unchallenged.

The senior news reporter Alexandra Topping charts Brand’s pivot to broadcasting on YouTube. He denies the allegations and Topping explains why many of Brand’s followers believe his “alternative” views mean there is a conspiracy to bring him down.

Archive: Channel 4’s Dispatches, BBC R4 Women’s Hour, YouTube

Photograph: James Manning/PA

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