A forgotten documentary series featuring concerning behaviour from Russell Brand has resurfaced.
RE:Brand, made for the now axed station Play TV in 2002, has come to light again following a series of shocking allegations made against Brand, 48, with multiple women accusing him of rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse over a seven-year period.
The seven-part series, which aimed to take a ‘challenging look at cultural taboos’ saw Brand, who has been blocked by YouTube from making money after the accusations, attempting to seduce a pensioner, punching his dad and moving in with a sex worker.
In an episode, titled ‘My Old Tart’, he took an 81-year-old woman, named Wendy, away for a ‘dirty weekend’ in Eastbourne during which they went to a strip club together and he suggested having sex. Wendy declined the proposition.
In another instalment about sex work, Brand moved in with a sex worker called Ali, her boyfriend and her baby to see if he would want to pay her for sex after living together for several days, according to The Telegraph.
In the same episode, Brand tried to turn his mother Barbara into a brothel madam.
Elsewhere, to ‘explore’ his own sexuality, Brand masturbated a gay man called Gary in a Soho pub toilet and then paid for two lapdancers to ‘do some heterosexuality.’
The publication also reports in the first episode called Dadfight, Brand winded his father Ron so hard he fell to his knees and then remarked afterwards: ‘Shall we go down the pub and chat up some birds? Do something we’re both good at?’
It comes after another recently resurfaced clip, now deleted, saw Brand joking about rape in front of an audience.
In an interview for Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast in 2013, Brand said, ‘Oh I’ve raped someone once’ and ‘killed her after’ to which Herring and the audience laughed, according to the Mail Online.
On Saturday, Brand was accused of rape, sexual assault and physical abuse, in a Channel 4 special episode of Dispatches airing in a joint investigation with The Times.
Brand has insisted his relationships have all been consensual and denied the allegations.
He added: ‘I understand that the police have failed on so many occasions with victims and, of course, as a result of that they’re very fearful.’
Brand has been accused by multiple women, including one who claimed she was 16 years old at the time and alleged he ‘forced his penis down her throat’ without her consent.
He has also been accused of pursuing audience members for sex while presenting Big Brother spin-off shows EFourum and Big Brother’s Big Mouth on Channel 4, while other allegations relate to when he was a radio presenter for the BBC.
The BBC confirmed it was investigating the claims, saying in a statement it was ‘urgently looking into the issues raised’ surrounding Brand and his alleged behaviour.
Channel 4 is also set to conduct its own internal investigation as well after claims about Brand’s actions in the workplace, at both BBC and Big Brother, insinuated predatory behaviour.
The Met Police, meanwhile, said it received a report of an alleged sexual assault in Soho in 2003 relating to the claims about Brand.
In a short statement, the force said: ‘On Sunday, September 17, the Met received a report of a sexual assault which was alleged to have taken place in Soho in central London in 2003.
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