Russell Brand once made a joke about rape in front of an audience in a shocking unsurfaced clip.
The Get Him To The Greek actor, 48, was the subject of Channel 4 and The Times’ collaborative Dispatches episode on Saturday night in which he faced allegations of rape, sexual assault, and controlling and emotionally abusive behaviour from multiple women, one of who claims she was 16 years old at the time.
The comedian has denied the ‘very very serious allegations’ in a video posted across his social media platforms on Friday night ahead of the episode, as well as an expose from the newspaper.
Amid the scandal, Brand performed a show at Wembley Arena in which he was cheered on by the crowd.
In a now-deleted YouTube video, the controversial comedian can be seen joking about ‘raping someone once’ in an interview for Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast in 2013.
Mail Online reports that in the video, Brand claims to be a ‘comprehensive show-off’ from a ‘single parent family’ before he makes the jab.
As the audience fell silent, Brand said ‘oh I’ve raped someone once’ and ‘killed her after’ to which Herring and the audience laughed.
He then went on to joke about the ancient Greeks having sex with children during the creation of mathematics, going as far as to mimic the act.
‘I’ve done another triangle. I’m f***ing a little kid. This is great. F**k the kid with the triangle. No that’s too much,’ he continued.
Brand also joked about the women in the audience, saying: ‘Look at the women in this room. Even a bold estimate would be that I’ve slept with half of them. Currently.’
His remaining tour dates are still scheduled to continue, with him listed to perform at Windsor’s Theatre Royal on Tuesday, September 19, Plymouth’s The Pavilions on September 22 and finally, Wolverhampton’s The Civic at the Halls on September 28.
There are no signs of cancellation and as it stands, posters for the star’s show remain live on the venues’ websites – with Windsor’s fixture being sold out.
On their website, the live show’s description reads: ‘Rules and rule breaking! Democracy and freedom!
‘We reach conclusions from mass confusion by polling the live audience. We want to hear YOUR opinion.
‘After amassing a movement of 25 million people across his digital channels, the Community festival and the live show Stay Free; the cultural and political commentator and award-winning British comedian is back on stage.’
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