Alleged rape victim condemns Russell Brand’s wellness persona
The Guardian says a woman alleging that Russell Brand raped her by pushing her against a wall has hit out at his wellness persona, saying she knows “the demon underneath”.
The actor and comedian, who denies the allegations, has built a sprawling empire on social media in recent years, including on YouTube, where he has 6.6m followers, with videos that mix wellness, spiritualism and anti-addiction content with conspiracy theories, rightwing talking points and anti-media messaging.
The woman, using the pseudonym Nadia, spoke out in an interview with the Times, and provided the paper with notes and records from a rape treatment centre and months of therapy as part of a years-long investigation into Brand with Channel 4 News.
Brand is worth about £16m, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He has spent the last decade telling the world not to trust the mainstream media industry.