Russell Brand was heckled by a furious Sir Rod Stewart at the 2006 GQ Men Of The Year Awards after telling the audience he had slept with the singer’s model daughter Kimberly.
The comedian, now 48, is currently facing allegations of sexual assault and abusive and predatory behavior between 2006 and 2013, when he was at the height of his fame, following the explosive documentary Saturday dispatches. He denied the allegations.
When he went on stage at the party to collect his gong, Russell made a very rude remark, saying: “Here’s to Rod Stewart who attacked me earlier this year for too much womanizing.”
Before adding: “But then again, I tried his daughter”.
When Sir Rod, now 78, later collected his own trophy, he was keen to criticize Russell for his comment.
Furious: Russell Brand, 48, was heckled by furious Sir Rod Stewart, 78, at the 2006 GQ Men Of The Year Awards after claiming he slept with the singer’s daughter Kimberly (pictured).
Former flame: The comedian is currently facing allegations of sexual assault and abusive and predatory behavior between 2006 and 2013, when he was at the height of his fame (Kimberly and Russell pictured in 2006)
Speaking directly to him, the Maggie May singer said: “You went there with my daughter, didn’t you? Russell, get up.
The actor then seems to have lost all his bravado and can be heard sheepishly muttering: “I took her out one night”.
A furious Rod questioned whether Russell had behaved well that night, with the former Big Brother host backtracking and saying: “I never touched that girl.”
“Damn right, you didn’t,” Rod replied, “You don’t have to come here and brag. I’m speaking here as a father.
Rod – who has eight children in total – shares Kimberly, now 44, and son Sean, 43, with ex-wife Alana, 78.
Brand reportedly tried to make amends after the tense moment and the pair could be seen sharing a smile after the awards ceremony.
Rod later told the Evening standard: ‘(Russell) may be a bit playful but he shouldn’t brag. I have never done. Russell’s been a little shy since I had my say.
One woman claimed Brand raped her in his Los Angeles home, while another accused him of grooming her while they were involved in an “emotionally abusive and controlling relationship” for three months while She was only 16 and still in school, and he was 31.
Disgusting: When he went on stage at the party to collect his gong, Russell made a very rude remark saying he had ‘tried’ the musician’s daughter (pictured at the event)
Called out: Sir Rod asked Russell to elaborate after making the rude comment only for the comedian to backtrack
Dad: Rod – who has eight children in total – shares Kimberly, now 44, and son Sean, 43, with ex-wife Alana, 78 (Rod pictured with Kimberley in 2021)
A third accuser claimed the comedian sexually assaulted her while she worked with him in Los Angeles and threatened legal action if she told anyone else about his allegation, and a fourth detailed the alleged sexual, physical and emotional abuse she suffered. has.
Allegations about Russell’s “sinister” behavior towards women were an “open secret” among TV and radio executives, it was claimed.
BBC and Channel 4 bosses are accused of turning a blind eye to the artist’s behavior while he worked for them as a presenter between 2006 and 2013.
TV channels insisted they had taken all necessary measures against him, but the leaders could still be summoned before a special government commission where MPs would question them about what they knew.
Brand was accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse by several women, including one who said she was 16 at the time.
His behavior is said to be common knowledge among female performers on the comedy circuit, who are said to be warning each other.
Rand posted a video on YouTube and Twitter refuting the allegations and insisted that the relationships at the time of her promiscuity were “consensual.”
However, his attitude towards women is said to be an open secret in radio and television productions, according to sources who informed Sunday time.
Reconciliation: Brand reportedly tried to make amends after the tense moment and the two could be seen sharing a smile after the awards ceremony.
Shocking: In a series of allegations, the 48-year-old comedian was accused of sexual assault and abusive and predatory behavior between 2006 and 2013, when he was at the height of his fame. He denied the allegations (photo Saturday)
He also has a history of making high-profile and controversial remarks about women on his shows – including calling reader Andrea Simmons a “sex bomb”, describing her as “erotic”, and saying he wanted to “pass under the desk” while she was reading the news.
In 2008, a fierce public backlash was sparked after Brand and Jonathan Ross called much-loved Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs during Brand’s show and left obscene messages on his answering machine – including boasting about having sex with Sachs’ granddaughter, Georgina Baillie, with whom he had a brief conversation. relationship.
According to the Sunday Times, many believe the BBC should have been aware of concerns about Brand’s behavior on his show long before the Sachsgate scandal.
It is understood that a serious complaint was made by BBC staff to the station controller, Lesley Douglas, regarding Brand’s behavior in the studio in December 2007.
Alice – not her real name – claims Brand assaulted her when he was 31 and she was 16 and that his “sex-addicted personality is just a smokescreen for his dark behavior” .
The Times reported that the complaint followed an “alarming display of aggression and disrespect” by the radio host, who threw objects in a fit of rage.
He also reported that he urinated in a bottle in full view of production staff and a guest – who “appeared to be a minor” – and that he had been invited to appear on Radio 2 by a charity .
This alleged complaint and all other complaints filed were not mentioned in subsequent official reports to Sachsgate.
Douglas’ lawyers said she “at no time encouraged, authorized and/or failed to take appropriate action within her power regarding the conduct of Russell Brand of which she was aware.”
“She is currently unable to provide further information that may be relevant to the issues raised in this article due to the obligations she has to her former employer,” her lawyers added.
Brand left the BBC after a serious editorial breach in 2008, as did Douglas.