UK detectives have launched an official investigation into Russell Brand, amid claims of rape and sexual assault. As the allegations against the Hollywood star-turned-YouTuber conspiracy theorist mount, Brand continues to defend himself online. Broadcasting to an audience of 6.6 million subscribers, the comedian has accused the ‘mainstream media’ of a targeted ‘witch hunt’ to silence him. In today’s deep dive, we explain the allegations against Brand and the role of his social media fan base in the wake of the accusations.
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