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— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) September 15, 2023
I don’t know if you guys know this, but Russell Brand’s show on Rumble is actually really good.
It’s pretty much on the same level as Tucker Carlson, maybe a bit better, in terms of the quality of the ideas. The difference is, he is very funny.
Also, he’s better than Tucker Carlson, because he says the aliens agenda is a CIA operation. He was promoting it a lot, probably because he wants to believe, but last month he came out and said he thinks the whole thing is a scam by the Pentagon and gave all my talking points about how every piece of “video evidence” comes from the US government. Tucker Carlson is still claiming aliens are real, and is really pushing it hard.
Russell Brand also never went on a campaign against Nick Fuentes like Tucker did.
But in general, I would say it’s in that range. Talk about the vax, talk about the election hoax (which Tucker didn’t do until much later), talk about the Ukraine hoax (Tucker promotes war with China, which Brand doesn’t do), and so on. No talk about Jews or anything really hardcore (even though the Jew thing is kind of getting less hardcore now, in a general sense, Rumble isn’t going to do a contract with someone who talks about it aggressively – though Rumble does allow Nick and others to stream on the site).
The difference between this and every other moderate conservative news show, in my opinion, is that Brand’s show is actually really fun to watch, because he’s witty. He’s also very effeminate – or at the very least “flamboyant” – which might bother some people. It doesn’t really bother me, given the context that he’s a professional comedian.
This is the link to his Rumble channel, for anyone who was going to have a hard time figuring that out (trust me, you’d be shocked by the “can you please Google that for me?” emails I’ve gotten over the years).
His show appears to be one of the most popular on Rumble now. He’s also one of the main people leading an exodus from YouTube. He starts his show on YouTube, and does the first 15 minutes there, then says “we’re going to be moving now to Rumble exclusively, because we’re going to be saying some things that YouTube doesn’t allow us to say.” Several of the major Rumble broadcasters do this, so it’s not his idea but something that’s probably part of his contract, but it’s working. Once you get to Rumble, you’re like “oh wow, this is just like YouTube was in 2016!”
I’ve previously mused that Rumble is likely to siphon off a certain amount of YouTube’s viewers by allowing total free speech, and then start banning people from talking about Jews. But hey – they haven’t done that yet. Right now, Rumble is the only real free speech platform. I honestly think I would be allowed to stream there. I’ve been thinking of trying.
Anyway, all of this is to say – I’m not the least bit surprised he’s getting metoo’d. He says in the above video addressing the issue that political enemies went through all the women he’d had sex with over the years – which he admits was a lot (for those who don’t know, he used to be a Hollywood actor and was briefly married to Katy Perry) – to find someone willing to accuse him.
It’s obviously political, though it is also terrifying.
Four women have alleged sexual assaults between 2006 and 2013, while he was a presenter for BBC Radio 2 and Channel 4 and then an actor in Hollywood films. Others have made a range of accusations about Brand’s controlling, abusive and predatory behaviour.
The findings come from a joint investigation by The Sunday Times, The Times and Channel 4 Dispatches.
One woman alleges that Brand raped her against a wall in his Los Angeles home. She was treated at a rape crisis centre on the same day, according to medical records. Text messages show that in the hours after leaving his house, she told Brand that she had been scared by him and felt taken advantage of, adding: “When a girl say[s] NO it means no.” Brand replied saying he was “very sorry”.
A second woman alleges that Brand assaulted her when he was 31 and she was 16 and still at school. She said he referred to her as “the child” during an emotionally abusive and controlling relationship that lasted for about three months, and that Brand once “forced his penis down her throat”, making her choke. She says she tried to push him off and said she had to punch him in the stomach to make him stop.
A third woman claims that he sexually assaulted her while she worked with him in Los Angeles, and that he threatened to take legal action if she told anyone else about her allegation.
The fourth described being sexually assaulted by Brand and him being physically and emotionally abusive towards her.
All said they felt ready to speak only after being approached by reporters. Several said they felt compelled to do so given Brand’s newfound prominence as an online wellness influencer, with millions of followers on YouTube and other sites.
The others have accused him of physical and emotional abuse, sexual harassment and bullying.
Some of the accusations are from Americans and some are from Britons.
This is going to be a problem.
As we all witnessed this month, the actor Danny Masterson was sentenced to life in prison for “rapes” that allegedly occurred twenty years ago.
The Masterson case was even more extreme than the Weinstein case, in basically every way. So it appears that these rape hoaxes are just heating up, and you’re going to see them go totally buckwild presently.
Understand: it is now established precedent that if you believe a crying woman on a witness stand, then your belief amounts to “proof beyond a reasonable doubt.” The only other crime in all of legal history, going back to Ancient Rome, where people were convicted without any physical evidence, without anything other than eyewitness testimony, was the Holocaust.
At the time of the Nuremberg Trials, legal scholars were flipping out, saying that the process had destroyed the entire Western legal system. However, that “Nuremberg Standard” was never applied in the normal legal system – until the conviction of Harvey Weinstein.
Since Weinstein’s conviction, prosecutors have gone totally nuts bringing rape charges they never would have brought before the Weinstein conviction. Masterson was the first big post-Harvey celebrity conviction, but there are definitely going to be more of these.
Right now, it’s just a news report, but that’s the way these always start.
If they actually have record of a girl going to a rape center, that is way more than they had on Weinstein or Masterson. One of the girls being 16 also creates serious problems, because even though it’s not illegal to have sex with a 16-year-old, there are all of these other laws around that. It’s unlikely he didn’t share drugs and alcohol with her, for example. And she’s just going to get more sympathy, because “I was only a child and you took advantage of my innocence!”
Also, they didn’t have text messages in the Weinstein or Masterson cases. Well, they had some in the Weinstein case, but they were exculpatory (the supposed victim sending him “I love you and miss you so much” messages days after the supposed “rape”). If he’s apologizing to her in texts in a way that seems to imply admission of guilt, that is really bad.
I think a lot of people still haven’t processed the Weinstein-Masterson precedent. This is a serious situation. It wouldn’t have been when it supposedly happened (2006-2013), but right now, this is “deported to America to go to prison forever” type material.
I said when Weinstein was sentenced: “They are going to start using this politically, because under this standard, any man who has ever had sex with a woman can be convicted of rape.”
If I were Russell, I would have been on a plane to Russia before the story was published, quite frankly.
No joke. I know some of you reading know him. I don’t have his number and I don’t even know if he reads this site, but 1000%, he needs to gtfo of any jurisdiction within reach of the Americans. He’s got the money to set himself up nicely in Saint Petersburg with his family. I mean at the very least, he should go there now and see what they end up charging him with. Some people don’t have the luxury of fleeing to Russia (I famously announced after January 6 – before anyone was charged – that everyone who was there should go to Russia immediately – we see how that worked out for all of them).
The important thing is to go before the charges. In fact, I don’t even know if I would be allowed to write “he should go to Russia” if the charges had already been filed, as that could be some kind of “abetting.” If he goes before the charges are filed, his lawyers can just say “Russell decided to move to Russia because he needed access to more authentic borsch.”
He’s not going to lose any fans by fleeing to Russia. It will be an adventure. He can do a lot of fun stuff with his show. He could probably start interviewing top Russian politicians and cultural figures, and become an honored guest.
Anyway – nobody ever listens to me.
But I want it on record: I am saying right now, on the release of these allegations, that Russell Brand should immediately move to Russia (or China or Venezuela or whichever other non-aligned state – Russia seems the most obvious because it’s basically just like America or Britain in the 1970s and you can learn the language without too much trouble).