Russel Brand's dad, 80, breaks silence on claims in furious social media post

Russell Brand’s father, Ron Brand, has spoken out in defence of his son after the comedian was accused of rape and sexual assault.

This weekend, a joint investigation conducted by The Times, the Sunday Times and Channel 4’s Dispatches unveiled allegations made by four women against Brand, 48.

The comic denied he had conducted any criminal activity in a video posted on social media ahead of the Channel 4 documentary being released and The Times article being published, in which he didn’t specify what the allegations were.

The newspaper has since claimed that more women have reportedly come forward to make accusations against Brand.

In posts obtained by The Daily Mail and shared on what appears to be Ron Brand’s Facebook page, he defended his son, writing: ‘With many struggling to pay bills. The unproven accusations of 15 years ago take lead on BBC News?’

In another post, he stated: ‘Is this seriously the most important thing happening in this world? Immigrants? Cost of living? 10s of thousands killed in Ukraine? Who is prioritising at BBC News. Who is really driving this vendetta?’

Then in another message that appeared to have been shared on his Facebook page on Monday, he added: ‘The Russell Brand vendetta. Like a man who owns an orchard being accused of stealing an apple?’

More to follow.

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