Russell Brand quits two of his businesses amid rape allegations

Russell Brand has quit two of his businesses amid allegations of rape, sexual assault, and controlling behaviour against him.

The Get Him to the Greek actor, 48, has been accused by several women over a seven-year period at the height of his fame, allegations which he strongly denies.

As Brand’s career continues to take hits, this morning (September 19), he suddenly left two of his business interests One Arm Bandit and Mayfair Film Partnership Limited.

The termination of Brand as director of the companies has been confirmed on the Companies House website, which is responsible for maintaining registers for all companies in the United Kingdom.

For both One Arm Bandit and Mayfair Film Partnership Limited, the latest update today reads: ‘Termination of appointment of Russell Edward Brand as director on 19 September 2023.’

As for what the two businesses are, they appear to be connected to broadcasting and performing.

One Arm Bandit describes itself as helping to ‘support activities to performing arts’.

The business was established in April 2007 and Brand joined in November that year.

British comedy writer Matt Morgan – an associate of Brand’s – was also listed as one of the company’s officers.

Meanwhile, Mayfair Film Partnership Limited is in ‘film processing’.

This business was set up in March 2009.

Despite being abandoned by Brand, both businesses are still running, with his former manager John Noel still listed as a director.

It comes after Noel spoke to Channel 4 News about his working relationship with Brand, which ended in 2014.

‘I’ve never had any complaints about him, other than turning up late. Yeah, that kind of thing. Standard stuff in our business,’ he said.

Brand has been keeping a low profile over recent days since allegations against him were made public in a Channel 4 Dispatches special on Saturday night.

The product of a lengthy investigation from the channel and The Times, the harrowing film detailed allegations from women who accused Brand of assaulting them between 2006 and 2013.

One of the women says she was just 16 years of age at the time.

Ahead of the documentary’s release, Brand posted a video to his YouTube channel in which he insisted any previous sexual encounters were ‘consensual’, but admitted to being ‘promiscuous’ back in the day.

Meanwhile, his status as a public figure has taken a series of knocks already.

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Both Channel 4 and the BBC are conducting investigations into Brand’s behaviour while he worked on their TV and radio shows.

The Metropolitan Police has also received a report of an alleged sexual assault in Soho, London from 2003.

Meanwhile, Brand’s stand-up comedy tour has been postponed by the venues he was due to perform at.

He has also had his YouTube videos demonetised by the platform due to him ‘violating the Creator Responsibility policy.’

What’s more, the BBC has removed shows featuring Brand from iPlayer and BBC Sounds.

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