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UK police open sexual offenses investigation after allegations about Russell Brand

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Wow only after these women are able to smear him by making a documentary before they even reported this to the police after all these years and now the U.K. government wants to shut down Rumble because of their new internet law!

This entire case should be thrown out and these women outed! None of these women should be allowed to be Anonymous.

The woman who was a teen when she was involved with him admitted her own mother knew what was going on and even drove her and picked her up from his place. Yeah it’s not cool that he had sex with 16 year olds but unfortunately it wasn’t illegal.

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After such a prolonged period isn’t it just a case of Brand refuting these accusations?

I can’t imagine how a court action would proceed

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I can’t imagine how a court action would proceed

Seeing how courts work these days, I unfortunately can. Just imagine lots of kangaroos.

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kurisupisu

After such a prolonged period isn’t it just a case of Brand refuting these accusations?

Well, there is contemporaneous evidence that one woman went to a rape crisis center and there are Tweets.

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TokyoCoffeeGuy

Wow only after these women are able to smear him by making a documentary before they even reported this to the police after all these years and now the U.K. government wants to shut down Rumble because of their new internet law!

Have you ever considered that Brand actually did rape these women?

This entire case should be thrown out and these women outed!

Why should it be thrown out?

None of these women should be allowed to be Anonymous.

Why shouldn't they be allowed to be anonymous?

The woman who was a teen when she was involved with him admitted her own mother knew what was going on and even drove her and picked her up from his place. Yeah it’s not cool that he had sex with 16 year olds but unfortunately it wasn’t illegal.

He also did rape her.

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I am a woman and the very last police force I would ever go to if a rape happened to me is the Met Police. I have read so many disgusting stories about too many of their officers abusing women it is almost beyond belief. Yet their hierarchy have known about it for years and done nothing, which does not surprise me, that seems common practice in most police forces.

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opheliajadefeldtToday  11:48 am JST

I have read so many disgusting stories about too many of their officers abusing women it is almost beyond belief.

Of course you have. I guess it's just that no one else has or it would be common knowledge.

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Of course you have. I guess it's just that no one else has or it would be common knowledge.

It is common knowledge. If you were a woman you would know.

https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/met-police-misconduct-1000-sexual-allegations-investigated-against-officers/151516/

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opheliajadefeldtToday 11:48 am JST

I am a woman and the very last police force I would ever go to if a rape happened to me is the Met Police. I have read so many disgusting stories about too many of their officers abusing women it is almost beyond belief. Yet their hierarchy have known about it for years and done nothing, which does not surprise me, that seems common practice in most police forces.h

Yeah, I'm sure the likes of the Police in, say Russia, China, the Arabic world or the Indian sub-continent, just to name a few examples, would be much better at handling this kind of sensitive issue.

The power of hyperbole. Read 'Stories'? Well they must all undoubtedly be true- All there in black and white.

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Wandora,

opheliajadefeldt, rightfully has good reason to be suspicions/skeptical.

Just to refresh your memory, yes

Met Police investigating 1,600 officers and staff over alleged abuse against women

https://www.ft.com/content/2e4da58c-9b38-4a03-aaa6-207e02d3edb7

Now the UK On Line Safety Bill has no relevance to Brands guilt or innocence, zero

The bill does pose a threat to end to end encryption through the insistence that messaging companies install client-side scanning, government certified spyware, examining the content of the message before it was sent.

Not for this thread as this have nothing to do with accusations levelled at Russell Brand

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itsonlyrocknrollToday  12:43 pm JST

Wandora,

opheliajadefeldt, rightfully has good reason to be suspicions/skeptical.

Just to refresh your memory, yes 

Met Police investigating 1,600 officers and staff over alleged abuse against women

opheliajadefeldt is looking for a reason to be suspicious/skeptical (of male police officers). How many of these knee-jerk cases were proven? Imagine how many brownie points the MET would get if Brand goes to jail.

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Rumble, a video site popular with some conservatives and far-right groups, has not demonetised Brand.

Dame Caroline Dinenage, chair of the House of Commons media committee, wrote to Rumble to ask if it would be stopping Brand earning advertising revenue on the platform.

In her letter to Rumble's founder and chief executive Chris Pavlovski, Dame Dinenage wrote: "We would be grateful if you could confirm whether Mr Brand is able to monetise his content, including his videos relating to the serious accusations against him.

"If so, we would like to know whether Rumble intends to join YouTube in suspending Mr Brand's ability to earn money on the platform.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/russell-brand-accuses-government-bypassing-151600417.html

Yes, the actual government itself is virtue-signalling by directly trying to destroy him.

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Poor England. Look what it has become.

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PaustovskyToday 12:34 pm JST

   Of course you have. I guess it's just that no one else has or it would be common knowledge.

It is common knowledge. If you were a woman you would know.

Is it as common as the knowledge that it's safe to assume all sexual allegations are against women only?

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Last week YouTube said it would stop Brand from making money from the streaming site, where he has 6.6 million subscribers, due to the “serious allegations" against him.

But YouTube is still making money off of him?

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ian

Last week YouTube said it would stop Brand from making money from the streaming site, where he has 6.6 million subscribers, due to the “serious allegations" against him.

But YouTube is still making money off of him?

That's fine. The important thing is that he isn't making any money off them.

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But YouTube is still making money off of him?

Are they? How? And if he didn't them to, why wouldn't he take his videos off their platform?

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