Australian pop star Dannii Minogue described disgraced comedian Russell Brand as a “vile predator” who “didn’t take no for an answer”, almost 20 years before an explosive revelation claiming he had several during his life Women attacked.
According to a joint investigation by The Times, The Sunday Times and Channel 4 Dispatches, Brand was accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse by four women at the height of his fame.
Four women told news organizations that Brand assaulted, abused and controlled them individually at various points in his career. Brand has denied these allegations.
But almost 20 years before these allegations came to light, Dannii Minogue appeared to be saying similar things about the comedian.
she said the mirror 2006 at the Michele Watches summer party: “He’s completely crazy and a bit of a vile predator.” I certainly don’t think he’s cured his sex addiction, that’s for sure.
Russell Brand (pictured at the Shockwaves NME Awards in 2006) was accused by four women of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse at the height of his fame
Dannii Minogue (pictured at the Michele Watches summer party in 2006) said at the time: “He’s completely crazy and a bit of a vile predator.”
“He wouldn’t take no for an answer.” […] He always takes this step too far. Never far enough to hit him in the face, but usually too far.
“He’s obviously very intelligent – but he wears more makeup than me.” I usually love men with eyeliner. It can be very sexy, but not with Russell. No way, never, he’s just not my type.’
“I was told that he was fired from MTV in the past for wearing an Osama bin Laden costume to work the day after 9/11.”
“I couldn’t believe I had just agreed to be interviewed by someone who would do something like that, it really unsettled me.” And then throughout the interview he kept making shocking comments that I can’t even repeat . Just saying those words would make me blush.’
A woman claims Brand raped her against the wall in his Los Angeles home.
Nadia claimed Brand sexually assaulted her on the wall of his LA home (pictured is a trailer for Channel 4’s Dispatches investigation).
Among the allegations Brand denied was the alleged rape of a woman (pictured is an image from the trailer for Channel 4’s Dispatches, which airs later tonight).
Russell Brand used his YouTube channel to “absolutely deny” what he called “serious allegations” ahead of a mysterious Channel 4 Dispatches investigation.
Brand (pictured in 2008) said that during his “period of promiscuity, the relationships I had were absolutely always consensual” and that he “was always transparent about it.”
A second woman claims Brand attacked her when he was 31 and she was 16 and still in school. It is alleged that the actor referred to her as “the child” during an emotionally abusive and controlling relationship that lasted about three months
A third woman claimed the comedian sexually assaulted her while she worked with him in Los Angeles and that he threatened her with legal action if she told anyone.
While the fourth claimed she was sexually assaulted by Brand, who she said physically and emotionally abused her.
Brand shared his 2 minute, 45 second monologue with his 11 million followers
He accused news organizations of coordinating an attack on him and told his followers, “Is there some other agenda at play?” Especially when we’ve seen coordinated media attacks before, like when Joe Rogan dared it “To take a drug that the mainstream media doesn’t approve of, and we saw a flood of headlines from media outlets around the world using the same language.”
His video found support from tech billionaire Elon Musk, the owner of X – formerly known as Twitter – and self-confessed misogynist social media star Andrew Tate.
Tate, who recently won his freedom after months of house arrest amid an investigation into sex trafficking allegations against the kickboxer and his younger brother, took to X and posted a cartoon meme of a knight preparing for battle with the caption: ” On the way to the fight. “the crazy shit accusations”.
Laura Brand, who is expecting her third child, has not commented publicly or shared anything on social media since her husband made the video. Pictured: The couple together in July
Russell Brand and his wife Laura are seen on January 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California
He wrote alongside the picture, “Welcome to the Russell Brand club.”
Tate, who is currently charged with rape and human trafficking – which he has denied – responded to Brand’s video in a separate tweet, calling it a “Matrix attack.”
Brand also appeared to gain the support of tech tycoon Musk, who appeared to sympathize with him. ‘Naturally. “They don’t like competition,” he responded to the comedian’s video on X.
Brand’s sister-in-law Kirsty Gallacher later appeared to show her support for the controversial celebrity.
The 47-year-old Smooth Radio host, who is the older sister of Brand’s wife Laura, shared the two-minute video of the comedian featuring a large red love heart on Instagram.
Brand married his wife in 2017, who is currently pregnant with their third child. Ms. Brand has not commented publicly or shared anything on social media since her husband made the video. Since then, she appears to have deleted her Instagram account.
Last night Brand performed at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theater in London for his new show Russell Brand: Bipolarization.
The sold-out event took place between 6 and 9:30 p.m.
MailOnline understands Tuesday’s performance of the show at London’s Theater Royal Windsor will also be sold out.
Appearances in Plymouth on Friday and Wolverhampton on September 28th are also still listed.
The tour’s website said the show was about “rules and rule-breaking,” “democracy and freedom.”
As of June 1, 2023, the Tavistock Wood talent agency still represented Russell Brand on its website
However, today the comedian is nowhere to be seen on the site. Last night he denied “criminal allegations” in an online video.
It continues: “We draw conclusions from mass confusion by surveying the live audience.”
“Stay free” is a phrase Brand often uses to end his videos on his channel.
But hours before he was due to take the stage, Brand was apparently removed from his agency’s websites.
After he denied the allegations against him and the Channel 4 documentary airs tonight, Brand’s PR firm MBC PR and talent agent Tavistock Wood are no longer advertising him as a client on their websites.
However, it is understood MBC PR continues to represent him.