Comedian London Hughes is attacked by vile ‘trolls and rape apologists’ after claiming she was ‘warned off having sex with Russell Brand at 22’
- Following Saturday night’s Dispatches exposé, London took to Twitter to reveal she was warned by their joint agent not to have sex with the star
- Her message was met by a slew of vile responses claiming she was seeking fame
- He has been accused by multiple women of abusive and predatory behaviour , including rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse, between 2006 and 2013
- The star denies all the claims and insists any relationships were ‘consensual’
On Sunday, in the wake of the Dispatches exposé uncovering allegations of misconduct around the comic, who denies all claims, she regaled how upon signing with his agency she was told to avoid bedding Russell ‘under any circumstances’.
London claimed he was known for sleeping with women then having them fired or dropped from the agency afterwards, claiming they ‘made him feel sick’.
Following her candid tweets, she revealed her messages on X, formerly known as Twitter, had been flooded with hate from Russell’s supporters.
Among the slew of vile responses, London, 34, was branded shameless, a parasite, a ‘lying piece of s**t’ and a ‘fame w***e’, by those joining the likes of Elon Musk, Andrew Tate and Laurence in supporting Russell, 48.
Russell has been accused by multiple women of abusive and predatory behaviour, including rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse, between 2006 and 2013. He denies all the claims and insists any relationships were ‘consensual’.
London, who was 22 years old at the time and a self-confessed ‘huge’ fan of the star, was warned not to have sex with Russell as he liked to ‘pursue women’ before they later made him sick. She ‘did what I was told’ and ‘completely avoided’ Russell.
Following her account, she later tweeted: ‘Ugh, now I’m getting abuse from weirdo rape apologists. My mentions are a mess…
‘I’ve only been back in the UK for 5 days and you lot are already stressing me out. this is why I live in Los Angeles. Support women and leave me alone please, thank you’.
Some of the vile messages shared on her post read: I don’t know many guys who wouldn’t accept sex on a plate they think about it every 6 seconds have porn on speed dial please your making out he pursued you…
‘Your jumping on the band wagon never spoke out before only 10 years later whys that?… Just because he slept with women and not wanting to talk to them after does not maid him a sex offender… And who asked you?…
‘So you were warned not to have sex with him, you didn’t and so you weren’t raped? Should look great in court… And who are u?…
‘How shameless of you, people are coming out of the woodwork for their little bit of publicity, latching on like parasites to the wave of outrage for an innocent until proven man! You disgust me..
‘You’re not even a victim but you’re just trying 2 get your name out there… Soooo s famous successful man likes to have sex with lots of different attractive women and not have a relationship with them afterwards….
‘yeah it’s earth shattering revelations like this that will see him convicted of these heinous crimes… My best guess is that you are a lying PoS… Fame hungry w***e’.
One follower linked back to an Instagram post from December 2013, in which London revealed she had attended his show, which she branded a ‘perk’ of having the same agent as the disgraced star.
In the throwback post, she penned the caption: ‘One of the perks of having the Same agent as Russell Brand… ☺ #MessiahComplex’, leading to the tweeter penned: ‘This you?’ in a seeming dig at the star.
In another post from the time, she admitted she was a ‘fan girl’ of the star, posting a snap of the stage and writing: ‘*Teeny Fangirl squeal* #MessiahComplex #TeamJNM’.
In her original message after the shocking Dispatches episode aired on Saturday, London penned: ‘I was newly signed with Russell’s agent at the height of his career, I was a HUGE fan of the man… So excited to meet him!
‘But my first day at the agency I was told unprovoked that I shouldn’t sleep with him under any circumstances as he likes to pursue women, have sex with them.’
She added: ‘But as soon as he had sex with them, they’d make him feel sick and he didn’t want to be around them anymore, so he would have them fired or dropped from the agency… it had happened several times in the past…
‘This is not some cheeky misunderstood man. I am not shocked by the documentary at all, I believe everything those brave women said.’
The allegations sprung from the a joint investigation between The Sunday Times and Channel 4‘s Dispatches, which revealed a litany of accusations against the comedian turned wellness influencer.
Brand was then dropped by a charity working to end violence against women in light of the accusations published by the two media outlets.
Following the wake of the accusations, the Metropolitan Police has said it will speak to the media outlets to probe Brand’s alleged treatment of women, but added that at this time the force has ‘not received any reports in relation’ to the allegations of sexual assault detailed in the article or documentary film.
The BBC and Channel 4, both of which Brand formerly worked for, have launched probes into his behaviour following the allegations.
In a new statement, a BBC spokesman said today: ‘The documentary and associated reports contained serious allegations, spanning a number of years. Russell Brand worked on BBC radio programmes between 2006 and 2008 and we are urgently looking into the issues raised.’
Channel 4 has also said it is conducting its own internal investigation following allegations about Brand.
The statement added: ‘We will be writing to all our current suppliers reminding them of their responsibilities under our Code of Conduct, as we are committed to ensuring our industry has safe, inclusive and professional working environments.’
Two of the women in Channel 4’s Dispatches which aired on Saturday night said they felt production companies had ‘enabled’ Brand’s behaviour.
Meanwhile, Brand has received support from controversial public figures, with the likes of Elon Musk, Andrew Tate and Laurence Fox all appearing to back the comedian as he claimed to be the victim of a ‘co-ordinated media attack’.
Billionaire tech mogul Musk, self-proclaimed misogynist Tate and actor-turned-political activist Fox threw their weight behind Brand, while fellow comedians such as Jo Caulfield, Sofie Hagen and Daniel Sloss appeared to turn their backs on him.