Bob Geldof insults Russell Brand at awards show in resurfaced clip
The Irish singer insulted Brand at an awards ceremony back in 2006.
Footage has been reshared online of the moment Bob Geldof insulted Russell Brand at an awards show.
On Saturday, Channel 4 and the Times released a joint investigation into Brand, in which the comedian was accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse. Brand denies the accusations.
Since the news of the allegations broke, some on social media have been sharing a clip from the NME Awards in 2006 in which Geldof is introduced to the stage by Brand, who was presenting the awards show.
Brand deliberately mispronounced Geldof’s name, saying: “Please welcome to the stage Sir Bobby Gandalf” as the Boomtown Rats frontman walked on stage to collect an award for Live Aid.
As he arrived at the lectern though, the Irish singer said: “Russell Brand, what a c***.”
His comment was met with laughter from the audience, although when the camera pans to Brand he seemed unamused and it doesn’t seem like Geldof made the comment in jest either.
Well, Bob Geldof certainly had the measure of Russell Brand. pic.twitter.com/6jtpo89PIA
— Miffy (@miffythegamer) September 16, 2023
When Geldof left the stage with his award, Brand said:
“Bob Geldof there, obviously an amazing man to whom we have a lot to be grateful – not him calling me a c*** of course.
“Really, it’s no surprise he’s such an expert on famine, he has, after all, been dining out on ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’ for 30 years.”
Brand has been accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse. Five women have shared their stories with The Times, The Sunday Times and Channel 4 Dispatches as part of the joint investigation from the organisations.
WARNING: Some viewers may find the following video disturbing.
EXCLUSIVE: Russell Brand denies accusations of rape, sexual assault and controlling and emotionally abusive behaviour.
Five women share their stories with @C4Dispatches in a joint investigation with @thetimes.
Watch Russell Brand: In Plain Sight tonight at 9pm on @Channel4 pic.twitter.com/gmVMCAsh2B
— Channel 4 Dispatches (@C4Dispatches) September 16, 2023
The alleged incidents are said to have taken place between 2006 and 2013. Brand was a presenter on BBC Radio 2 and Channel 4 and starred in several Hollywood films during this period.
The Times, The Sunday Times and Dispatches have spent a year looking into Brand’s “treatment of women”.
Brand released a video ahead of the investigation being published and the documentary airing in which he said he “absolutely refutes” the accusations.
If you are affected by any of the issues raised in this article, you can access help and resources via www.rapecrisishelp.ie or by calling a 24hr helpline run by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre on 1800 77 8888.
(This article was originally published on JOE.co.uk).