Comedian London Hughes claims her agent advised her not to have sex with Russell Brand “under any circumstances” because he was known to “fire or dump” women he slept with because they “did” him made one sick.”
- Hughes says she ‘did as I was told’ and avoided Russell Brand after being warned
Comedian London Hughes has claimed she was warned when signing with Russell Brand’s agent not to have sex with him “under any circumstances”.
Hughes claimed he was known for sleeping with women and then firing them or kicking them out of the agency afterward, saying they “now made him sick.”
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“But on my first day at the agency, I was told without provocation that I should under no circumstances sleep with him because he likes to pursue women, to have sex with them.”
She added: “But as soon as he had sex with them, they made him sick and he didn’t want to be with them anymore, so he would get them fired or taken out of the agency… that happened. “. several times in the past.
Brand was accused by several women of abusive and predatory behavior, including rape, sexual assault and psychological abuse, between 2006 and 2013. The allegations were revealed as part of a joint Sunday Times and Dispatches investigation from Channel 4.
Comedian London Hughes claims she was warned when signing with Russell Brand’s agent not to have sex with him ‘under any circumstances’
Hughes claimed that Brand was known for sleeping with women and then firing them or firing them from the agency afterward, saying they were now “making him sick.”
Hughes, who was 22 at the time, said she “did what I was told” and “completely avoided” Brand.
She added: “He is not a brazen, misunderstood man. I’m not shocked by the documentary at all, I believe everything these brave women said.
Brand, who denied all of the allegations and insisted all relationships were “consensual”, was dropped by a charity working to end violence against women in light of the accusations published by both media outlets.
The Metropolitan Police said it would speak to the media following its investigation into Brand’s alleged treatment of women, but added that at present police had “received no reports regarding” the allegations of sexual assault detailed in the article or documentary film.
Meanwhile, Brand has received support from controversial public figures, including Elon Musk, Andrew Tate and Laurence Fox all appearing to support the comedian who claimed he was the victim of a “coordinated media attack”.
Billionaire tech mogul Musk, self-proclaimed misogynist Tate and actor-turned-political activist Fox threw their support behind Brand, while other comedians such as Jo Caulfield, Sofie Hagen and Daniel Sloss appeared to turn their backs on him.
The BBC and Channel 4, where Brand previously worked, launched investigations into his behavior following the allegations.
In a new statement, a BBC spokesperson said today: “The documentary and associated reports contained serious allegations spanning several years. Russell Brand worked on BBC radio programs between 2006 and 2008 and we are urgently investigating the issues raised.
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Channel 4 also said it was carrying out its own internal investigation following allegations about Brand.
The statement added: “We will write to all our current suppliers to remind them of their responsibilities under our Code of Conduct, as we are committed to ensuring our industry has safe, inclusive and professional working environments.”
Two of the women on Channel 4’s Dispatches, which aired on Saturday night, said they felt production companies had “enabled” Brand’s behavior.