June 16, 2024

Elon Musk, Andrew Tate and Tucker Carlson led the charge in supporting Russell Brand in the wake of a bombshell exposé alleging he raped and abused four women over the course of seven years.

“Of course. They don’t like competition,” Musk wrote in response to Brand’s video suggesting he is being targeted as part of a “coordinated media attack” for his right-wing criticism of the media, which he details on his podcast “Stay Free.”

Social media influencer Tate — who is awaiting trial in Romania for rape and human trafficking charges — also threw support behind Brand on the platform.

“Welcome to the club,” Tate said to Brand, along with an image of a cartoon knight with the caption: “On my way to fight the crazy b—h allegations.”

“Matrix attack,” he wrote in another post.

Political commenter Carlson piled on, writing: “Criticize the drug companies, question the war in Ukraine, and you can be pretty sure this is going to happen.”

All three men backed Brand in response to Saturday’s explosive Times of London and Channel 4 Dispatches joint investigation into claims the 48-year-old British comedian sexually assaulted and raped women at the height of his fame.

Brand released a video the night before trying to get ahead of the report by refuting the “astonishing” and “egregious” claims he sexually abused the women over a seven-year span — including a 16-year-old girl he referred to as “the child.”


Russell Brand suggested he was being targeted as part of a “coordinated media attack” for his right-wing criticism of the media.
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Few celebrities have shown support for Brand in the wake of the explosive report.

Musk’s support comes after the Tesla and SpaceX founder was accused last year of exposing himself to a flight attendant in 2016 — his company reportedly paid the woman $250,000 to settle her claim.

Tate was formally indicted in June for allegedly forcing at least seven victims into pornography after tricking them into thinking he was pursuing a romantic relationship with them.


Elon Musk departs following a meeting in the office of US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
Elon Musk was accused last year of exposing himself to a flight attendant during a private flight in 2016.
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Andrew Tate delivers a press statement outside his house in Voluntari, Ilfov, Romania.
Andrew Tate is awaiting trial in Romania for allegedly running a sex trafficking ring with his brother.
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Tucker Carlson on stage.
Tucker Carlson showed support for Brand.
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Brand’s alleged victims claimed he abused them between at the height of his fame between 2006 and 2013.

One of the alleged rapes took place in Brand’s Los Angeles home — nearly five months after he and Katy Perry finalized their divorce.


actor Russell Brand arrive at the premiere of Touchstone Pictures and Miramax Films' 'The Tempest' at the El Capitan Theatre
Brand is accused of sexually assaulting four women — including a 16-year-old — during the height of his fame.
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His reported teenage victim told investigators the actor would send a car to pick her up from school and bring her to his house during their three-month relationship.

The “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” star also said that although he had a “promiscuous” past, all of his relationships “were absolutely always consensual.”