Hollywood actor turned independent journalist Russell Brand denied sexual assault allegations levied against him and stated that he is the target of a coordinated censorship campaign by the governments of the U.S. and the U.K., as well as big tech firms.
Last week, the Sunday Times and Channel 4’s Dispatches released a joint report in which four anonymous women accused Brand of rape and sexual assault, alleging that the criminal conduct took place between 2006 and 2013. Brand immediately denied the allegations, stating that past relationships were “always consensual.”
Despite the fact that Brand has not been charged with a crime, a number of platforms — including YouTube — have already banned his show. Pressure has also been placed on YouTube’s main competitor, Rumble, after a U.K. parliamentary inquiry called on the company to cut Brand’s income. Rumble has stated that Brand will remain on the platform, adding that the company will not be giving in to a “cancel culture” campaign.
In a video statement published Friday, the former leftist actor turned critic of the modern left thanked Rumble for its support and stated that he is the target of an organized censorship campaign. “By now you’re probably aware that the