Comedian Daniel Sloss speaks out about Russell Brand in Channel 4 documentary
Sloss went on the record to support the claims against Brand.
Stand-up comic Daniel Sloss has gone on the record to support the rape and sexual assault allegations against Russell Brand.
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.
Five women shared their stories with The Times, the Sunday Times and Channel 4 Dispatches. The alleged incidents are said to have taken place between 2006 and 2013. During this time Brand was a presenter on BBC Radio 2 and Channel 4 and starred in several Hollywood films.
The Times, The Sunday Times and Dispatches have spent a year looking into Brand’s “treatment of women.” Brand denies the accusations.
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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.
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Comedian Daniel Sloss speaks out about Russell Brand in Channel 4 documentary.
As part of the Dispatches programme, Daniel Sloss went on the record to support the allegations from the women.
Sloss was presented as the only comedian who was approached and agreed to come forward to discuss Brand’s alleged actions.
The Scottish comic claimed to have heard about Brand’s behaviour whilst working in the comedy industry.
He alleged that female comedians set up messaging groups to discuss people within the industry to avoid, and that Brand was one of the names mentioned.
During the documentary, it was said that journalists from the Dispatches team had seen messages from a WhatsApp group that discussed Brand.
Speaking to the Times, Sloss said: “I know for many, many years that women have been warning each other about Russell.”
On social media, some have been sharing clips from Sloss’ previous stand-up show in which he discusses having a friend whose behaviour towards women he “ignored.”
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Most of the women who allege that Brand raped or sexually assaulted them have asked to remain anonymous.
Amongst the allegations made in the investigation was that crew members at Channel 4 felt like they were “taking lambs to slaughter” after claiming Brand identified women in the audience of a Big Brother spin-off show that he would like to pursue for sex.
The show also made allegations relating to Brand’s demeanour at work, and his attitude to women within his workplace, along with claims including that he exposed himself to colleagues and suggested that they might want to perform oral sex on him.
On Friday evening, before the investigation was published and the Dispatches documentary aired, Brand released a video in which he denied the allegations.
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).