Russell Brand breaks silence as cops announce new allegations against star

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    Russell Brand has broken his silence after cops announced new sexual offence allegations have been levelled at the comedian.

    He has vehemently denied the "very serious criminal allegations" and claimed his relationships were "always consensual".

    The star went live on social media video site Rumble, which promotes "free speech", after the Metropolitan Police announced it has received several "non-recent" allegations against him.

    The Met Police force said: "Following an investigation by Channel 4's Dispatches and The Sunday Times, the Met has received a number of allegations of sexual offences in London.

    "We have also received a number of allegations of sexual offences committed elsewhere in the country and will investigate these.

    "The offences are all non-recent.

    "Officers will be offering specialist support to all of the women who have made allegations."

    In his latest livestream on the site, Russell went on a tirade against vaccines, big tech companies and the media.

    Though he didn't directly refer to the allegations against him, Russell did admit that he has been demonetised on platforms like YouTube and TikTok in the wake of the allegations against him.

    He accused the platforms of "censoring" him and fumed at "legacy media" for "thoroughly investigating" certain issues, while "ignoring" others.

    "Let me know in the chat if you've noticed how the mainstream media reports on certain stories, investigating them extremely thoroughly, while elsewhere there is little or no debate or dissent," he said.

    Rumble, meanwhile, claims to offer a site "where no one arbitrarily dictates which ideas can or cannot be heard, or which citizens may or may not be entitled to a platform”.

    Now advertisers are rushing to pull their content from the site, including Burger King, Asos and Barbican.

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    Russell was left fuming at reports of the Empire State Building being lit up to celebrate Pfizer's latest vaccine developments.

    He fumed: "A literal monolith and icon of American culture is being turned into an advertisement for a private company. When did the symbols of a great nation become co-opted by a corporation?

    "How has this been allowed to happen and how is it still allowed to be referred to as a democracy?"

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