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Security worker claims Russell Brand asked 10 women backstage for sex after 2007 Dublin gig

Russell Brand leaves the Troubabour Wembley Park theatre in north-west London (James Manning/PA)
Allan Preston

ALLEGATIONS of rape and sexual assault against the comedian Russell Brand have prompted questions about his behaviour after a 2007 gig in Dublin.

Speaking anonymously to the Irish Independent in 2008, a security man at the venue recalled his shock after Brand had asked 10 women to come backstage for sex.

“This guy (Brand) stands up on the stage and makes an announcement, saying: ‘I am now going to come down into the crowd, pick about 12 girls.’ He said: ‘I’m going to ask you to come backstage — and the object is to shag you.’

“He actually said all of this on stage. He then proceeded to go into the crowd and pick 12 girls, 10 of whom came backstage. He then walked into a room with them, picked one and went off with her. I was dumbfounded.”

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He added: “It was the first time I had ever seen anything that bad — where the guy would actually stand up and say: ‘This is what I’m going to do.’

“Usually, girls would pretend they were just going back to a party and then something happened. But this guy actually told them straight out.”

The actor and comedian has been accused of assaulting four women between 2006 and 2013 - when he was working as a presenter for BBC Radio 2, Channel 4 and as an actor in Hollywood films - which he has strenuously denied.

Russell Brand during his time as a presenter for Channel 4 on Big Brother (Yui Mok/PA)

In 2013, Brand had told the Huffington Post in 2013 that one of his most “mental” nights ever had been in Dublin.

Asked about the most amount of orgasms he’d ever had in a day, he replied: “Once in Dublin, nine. It wasn’t even in a day, it was an evening. It was crazy there. What a mental night it was. I felt exhausted the next day.”



In 2007, he had also told The Guardian of how his promiscuous lifestyle only increased with fame.

 “Once my career as a comedian and TV presenter started to pick up, I began to have loads of encounters after gigs,” he said.

"As my sexual appetite grew, I found myself engaged in an increasingly desperate quest to satisfy it.

"I became so open to suggestion that when someone asked me if I’d like to go to an orgy, I didn’t think twice before accepting the invitation.”

The allegations against Brand followed a joint investigation by The Sunday Times, The Times and Channel 4’s Dispatches.

Other claims against Brand were that he had behaved in a controlling, abusive and predatory way.

Brand addressed the claims in a YouTube video and said that all of his previous relationships had been consensual.


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