More companies are distancing themselves from Russell Brand.
19.09.2023 - 18:03 / deadline.com
Tim Ballard, the former Homeland Security agent turned anti-sex-trafficking crusader whose life provided inspiration to summer box office hit Sound of Freedom, is slamming a recent Vice expose that accuses him of sexual conduct with seven women during his time with his organization Operation Underground Railroad.
“As with all of the assaults on my character and integrity over many years, the latest tabloid-driven sexual allegations are false,” said Ballard in a statement, “They are baseless inventions designed to destroy me and the movement we have built to end the trafficking and exploitation of vulnerable children.”
The Vice piece reported that Ballard invited women to act as his wife on undercover overseas missions when he was rescuing victims of sex trafficking. Among myriad claims in the report, Ballard would reportedly coerce these women into sharing a bed or showering together, explaining that such tactics were necessary to fool traffickers. Ballard is portrayed by Jim Caviezel in the $210M-plus global grossing movie Sound of Freedom, which has been a big hit in red states and the heartland this past summer. The Vice report hit as Ballard is preparing a 2024 U.S. Senate run, vying for Utah’s seat that’s being vacated by Mitt Romney. Operation Underground Railroad is an organization, Ballard founded in 2013, whose mission is to combat child sex trafficking. Ballard exited O.U.R. earlier this year, Vice reporting that occurred following an investigation into sexual harassment claims against the anti-sex-trafficking activist. Ballard is also an ally of President Donald Trump, having held an appointed post on a public-private anti-trafficking council in the former’s administration.
“During my time at O.U.R., I
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YouTube has suspended Russell Brand from making money on the platform for "violating" its "creator responsibility policy." The decision was made in order to "protect" its users, a spokesperson for the video streaming company said on Tuesday. The move follows the allegations of rape, sexual assault, and coercive behavior made by four women over the weekend. The allegations pertain to the period between 2006 and 2013.
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Tim Ballard, the real-life founder and onetime CEO of Operation Underground Railroad who is portrayed by Jim Caviezel in the indie hit , was the subject of sexual misconduct allegations and a related investigation involving seven women, according to a story published by Vice.
Russell Brand’s stand-up shows over the next 10 days have been postponed following allegations of sexual assault.The comedian was set to perform his Bipolarisation show at the Theatre Royal Windsor on Tuesday (September 19), Plymouth Pavilions on Friday (September 22) and The Halls Wolverhampton next Thursday (September 28).In a statement issued on Monday (September 18), the tour promoters said: “We are postponing these few remaining addiction charity fundraiser shows, we don’t like doing it – but we know you’ll understand.”As noted in a statement on the Ticket Store UK website for the Pavilions show, all tickets “will be refunded direct from the point of purchase”, while tickets from the Ticket Store will be automatically refunded.The postponed shows follow a joint investigation by The Times, The Sunday Times and Channel 4’s Dispatches, in which four women accused the comedian of rape and sexual assault over a period between 2006 and 2013. Brand has denied the allegations.On Saturday (September 16), after denying the allegations in a video, Brand went ahead with his gig at the Wembley Park Theatre in London.
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Katy Perry as well as other stars have been circulating amid the sexual assault allegations against the comedian.The Sunday Times, The Times and Channel 4’s Dispatches reported in a joint investigation on Saturday (September 16) that one woman has alleged that she was raped by Brand, while three others have accused him of sexual assault. One of the women also claimed that the rebranded wellness guru had been physically and emotionally abusive.Brand has denied the allegations levelled against him, insisting that all of his relationships have been consensual.In the wake of the allegations, previous comments made about the TV star have been shared widely online.A Vogue interview from 2013 with Brand’s ex-wife Perry saw her describe his behaviour as “very controlling”, alluding to what she described as a “real truth” about the comedian that she wouldn’t disclose.“I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can’t necessarily disclose because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day,” Perry said.Elsewhere, singer Dannii Minogue said in a 2006 interview with The Mirror that Brand is “a bit of a vile predator”.She recalled an appearance on Brand’s MTV chat show 1 Leicester Square where she had been booked on the show to discuss the release of her album ‘The Hits & Beyond’.“He is completely crazy and a bit of a vile predator.
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