After Russell Brand was accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse by four women, who claimed the incidents occurred between 2006 to 2013, Megyn Kelly is standing in solidarity with the women. She pushed back on the “knee-jerk instinct” to support Russell Brand and denounce those accusing him of rape and sexual assault as “liars” — saying that the allegations are “extremely detailed” and thus leave open “the possibility that the women are telling the truth.”
Kelly took time during her SiriusXM podcast “The Megyn Kelly Show” on Monday to weigh in on the scandal roiling the UK, where news organizations have devoted significant coverage to the alleged sex crimes committed by Brand.
Brand, the 48-year-old comedian and actor who has reinvented himself as an online commentator and podcaster, has been accused of assaulting four women whom he dated. The women made the allegations as part of an investigation by the Times and Sunday Times newspapers as well as Channel 4. In a video statement released Friday in response to the media claims, Brand said his relationships were “always
High-profile personalities such as Tesla mogul Elon Musk, social media influencer Andrew Tate and former Fox News primetime anchor Tucker Carlson have voiced support for Brand. “I realize that the knee-jerk instinct now by so many is, ‘Russell Brand is wrongly accused. These women are all liars,’” Kelly told her SiriusXM listeners on Monday.
“I’m sorry, this is extremely detailed.”
One woman alleges that Brand raped her against the wall in his Los Angeles home while another who says she started dating him when she was 16 years old claims he “forced his penis down my throat,” causing her to choke. The legal age of consent in the UK is 16. Brand has denied the claims. The Post has sought comment from Brand’s representatives. Kelly noted that one of Brand’s alleged victims sought treatment at a Santa Monica medical facility on the day that the actor-comedian raped her while not wearing a condom.
The alleged victim, “Nadia,” told the Times that Brand sent text messages in which he was apologetic and “embarrassed by my behavior.”