IN the wake of fresh allegations surfacing against Russell Brand, some of his most shocking boasts around women and sex have come to light.
At the weekend the comedian, 48, was accused of rape, sexual assault and abuse by four women – with more quickly coming forward.
The Met Police are now urging any other potential victims to reach out as it today revealed it was probing alleged crimes from 2003.
BBC and Channel 4 have now launched an urgent probe into the allegations – while Brand vehemently denies the claims.
In a YouTube clip posted before the allegations were published, the star said while he was "promiscuous" all his relationships were consensual.
Now questions are flying around some of his previous comments and slurs about women and sex.
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Here are seven of the most shocking 'jokes' from his memoir and chats on air with the likes of Jimmy Savile.
'Joking' about rape and ancient Greeks having sex with children
Brand appeared on Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre podcast in 2013.
In a resurfaced clip the comedian claimed he was a "mundane bloke from a single-parent family" who had become a "show off".
After a dramatic pause, Brand broke the silence and said: "Oh I’ve raped someone once’ and ‘killed her after’."
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The crowd then roared with laughter as Herring echoed: "She'll never tell."
Brand goes on to say "that sexual vibration… don't do that in front of children, I think. Jury's still out on that".
Herring responded: "If I had to come down on one side I'm against it."
The shamed comedian then says: "The ancient Greeks didn't mind it."
Spitting on a stripper's face
In Brand's memoirs highlight he wrote about the time he spat on a stripper.
He wrote how dancers recognised him off MTV and a woman named Michaela was one of them.
At the time he was "able to chat ’em up, and kidnap them".
He told of how the pair had sex, and she'd slapped him.
Brand wrote: "I grabbed her shoulders and bum’s rushed her towards the front door.
"As I escorted Michaela through the front door, I felt very strongly that I needed to avenge the slap – ‘She can’t slap me just because I didn’t make her c**.
"I spat in her face. Yes that’s right, I spat in the face of a beautiful woman.
"I was convinced that it was the only course of action and that there’d be no consequences.”
Brand naming the women he'd had sex with in a 'victim's list'
Brand also joked about having a "victim's list" while he was receiving treatment for sex addiction.
He wrote in his 2005 autobiography My Wooky Book how he reluctantly got help for sex addiction in 2005.
He said: "I didn’t want to go to that sexual treatment centre but all the do-gooders, they all insisted, and I sort of, kind of agreed.
"Just to shut everyone up, really, and for the same reason I gave up drink and drugs.
"Because my ambition is the most powerful force within me, so once people convinced me that my sexual behaviour might become damaging to my career, I found it easier to think of it as a flaw that needed to be remedied."
He shared entries from a diary he kept while there, which included: "Had to write a victims’ list – a litany of the women I’ve wronged as a result of my sexual addiction.
"I feel like Saddam Hussein trying to pick out individual Kurds."
'Joking' about rape and murder
Brand's first autobiography also shared a joke he made about rape and murder in a play, the Mirror reported.
He said: "If you say sorry, you can rape and murder as many people as you like."
That comment came after performing in a play in which a character rapes and murders another – "but because he felt guilty about it in the afterlife he was basically let off", Brand wrote in his 2005 book.
He said: "Mike played Adam who had raped and murdered Claudine’s character but because he felt guilty about it in the afterlife he was basically let off.
"So there was quite a powerful message – if you say sorry you can rape and murder as many people as you like."
It comes as…
- More women have reportedly come forward with accusations against Brand
- One alleged victim claimed the comedian sent a BBC car to pick her up
- A pal said wife Laura Gallacher is standing by Brand's side amid allegations
- The BBC and Channel 4 launch urgent probes into the star
- An alleged victim opens up about the time she claimed Brand raped her
- A Rishi Sunak spokesman labelled the allegations "very serious and concerning"
- Met Police reveal they're investigating an alleged crime from 2003
'Genitle grabbing game' at school
The now-48-year-old also wrote about a game he'd come up with at school that saw his mum called in.
Brand wrote: "Another dubious attention-seeking device that I invented at this school was the game ‘genital-grabbing’, which is very simple and easy to play but fraught with dreadful connotations for its participants and severe vilification for its unwitting inventor."
He said that at the time he "didn’t think of this activity as sexual, but it does seem a little odd that this would be the kind of social tool that I would manufacture".
The star told of the time he grabbed a girl he "quite liked and had expressed my affection towards through the left-field ritual", which saw his mum rushed into the school.
Brand penned: "The teachers had to tell my mum all about my embarrassing exploits: ‘He’s been grabbing children’s genitals. Of course, he is a child himself, and that makes it just about bearable. If he were doing this in a decade’s time, crikey! That really would be a problem.'"
Comments on BBC's Radio 2 – from 'sex bomb' slurs to chats with Jimmy Savile
While Brand was on BBC's Radio 2 show, he made many sexual slurs about newsreader Andrea Simmons.
The star dubbed her as “erotic” and a “sex bomb”, before telling listeners: “We are going to get under that desk and we’re going to unleash hell on your thighs, woman.”
In 2007 he also brought paedophile Jimmy Savile onto the show – before he died and was exposed.
During the episode of Brand's BBC show, Savile said the pair could meet if the comedian brought along his sister.
Brand, who does not have a sister, offered his assistant instead.
He asked: “Would you like her to wear anything in particular, Sir Jimmy?”
Sick Savile responded: “I’d actually prefer her to wear nothing.”
Brand then said: “OK, so you want… my assistant to meet you naked? OK, well that’s not going to be a problem.”
Brand says 'I had sex with your grandaughter'
In October 2008, Brand and his guest Jonathan Ross made prank calls to the Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs.
In a vulgar message on Sachs’s answer phone, Brand said he'd had sex with the actor's grandaughter, Georgina Baillie.
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The comedian sang: “I said some things I didn’t have ought to, like I had sex with your granddaughter.”
Ross stated: “He f***ed your granddaughter."
Russell Brand’s denial in full
Hello there, you awakening wonders.
Now this isn't the usual type of video we make on this channel where we critique, attack and undermine the news in all its corruption because in this story I am the news.
I have received two extremely disturbing letters – well a letter and an email.
One from a mainstream media TV company, one from a newspaper, listing a litany of extremely egregious and aggressive attacks as well as some pretty stupid stuff – like my community festival should be stopped, that I shouldn't be able to attack mainstream media narratives on this channel.
But amidst this litany of astonishing, rather baroque, attacks are some very serious allegations that I absolutely refute. 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 have written about extensively in my books I was very very promiscuous
Now during that time of promiscuity, the relationships I had were absolutely always consensual. I was always transparent about that then, almost too transparent. And I'm 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?
Particularly when we have seen coordinated media attacks before – like with Joe Rogan when he dared to take a medicine that the mainstream media didn't approve of and we saw a spate of headlines from media outlets across the world using the same language.
I’m aware that you guys have been saying in the comments for a while ‘Watch out Russell, they are coming for you, you are getting too close to the truth, Russell Brand did not kill himself’.
I know that a year ago there was a spate of articles ‘Russell Brand is a conspiracy theorist, Russell Brand’s right wing’.
I’m aware of news media making phone calls, sending letters to people I know for ages and ages.
It’s been clear to me or at least it feels to me like there's a serious and concerted agenda to control these kind of spaces and these kind of voices and I mean my voice along with your voice.
I don't mind them using my books and my stand up to talk about my promiscuous consensual conduct in the past. What I seriously refute are these very very serious criminal allegations.
Also it’s 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 me to be a coordinated attack
Now I don't want to get into this any further because of the serious nature of the allegations, but I feel like I'm being attacked and plainly they are working very closely together
We are obviously going to look into this matter because it’s very, very serious. In the meantime I want you to stay close, stay awake but more important than any of that if you can, please, stay free.
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