Bob Geldof's X-rated blast at Russell Brand live on air resurfaces after Dispatches documentary reveals abuse claims | The Sun

BOB Geldof's cutting remarks to Russell Brand live on air have resurfaced after the Dispatches documentary revealed a string of sex abuse claims against the comedian.

The Irish singer-songwriter brutally shunned Brand, 48, in just five words as he took to the stage at the NME awards in 2006.

Footage shown in the Channel 4 documentary on Saturday night, which accused Brand of rape, sexual assault and abuse, showed the awkward encounter.

Brand was hosting the awards 17 years ago when he shook the hand of Sir Bob who joined him on stage.

As the Do They Know It's Christmas? singer took over the lectern, he told crowds: "Russell Brand, what a c***," before receiving cheers from the audience.

It comes after a bombshell report by The Times revealed five women have alleged Brand sexually assaulted them while at the height of his fame.


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Brand is said to have attacked all of the women between 2006 and 2013 – but he has denied all allegations.

The first woman claimed that the comedian raped her up against a wall at his home in Los Angeles.

According to the woman, Brand apologised to her when she texted him to say "When a girl [says] no it means no" after she had been treated at a rape crisis center, saying he was "very sorry" and would "make it up to her with love and kindness".

A second alleged that he forced her to perform oral sex until she choked while she was just 16 and that she had to punch him in the stomach to make him stop.

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Brand would have been 31 at the time.

The girl, given the pseudonym Alice, also claimed he referred to her as "the child" during a three-month-long abusive relationship.

She claimed he asked her to save his name in her phone as "Carly" and sent a car to pick her up from school and ferry her to his home, even claiming that the taxi driver begged her not to go inside.

The third alleged victim, who said that she worked with Brand, claimed he sexually assaulted her before threatening legal action if she spoke out.

And the fourth woman accused him of sexually assaulting her as well as being both emotionally and physically abusive.

A fifth, Jordan Martin, previously wrote in a book about the alleged abuse she endured in February 2007.

She claims he subjected her to emotional abuse, sexual abuse and made her brush her teeth so hard her gums bled.

The women do not know each other and felt compelled to speak up due to Brand's rise as an online influencer.

Overnight, Brand denied all the allegations against him, slamming them as "aggressive attacks" before they were published.


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The actor posted a video to YouTube in which he said he "absolutely refutes" the claims and that his previous relationships were "always consensual".

While he admitted to being "promiscuous" during the height of his fame, he firmly denied any criminal aspect to his behaviour.

Claims made against Brand

  • Woman 1: Claims Brand raped her in his Los Angeles Home
  • Woman 2: Claims Brand forced her to perform oral sex when she was just 16
  • Woman 3: Claims Brand sexually assault her in LA and threatened legal action if she spoke out.
  • Woman 4: Claims Brand sexually assaulted her and was physically and emotionally abusive
  • Jordan Martin: Jordan had a sixth-month relationship with Brand who she claims made her brush her teeth so hard her gums bled so she would taste "anonymous", and sexually assaulted her one night in a hotel room

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