Comedian and actor Russell Brand’s live tour “Bipolarisation” has been postponed.
The first show to be affected is at the Theatre Royal Windsor. The theater management team shared the following statement on Monday from the promoters of Brand’s “Bipolarisation” tour: “We are postponing these few remaining addiction charity fundraiser shows, we don’t like doing it – but we know you’ll understand.”
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Brand was due to perform the show on Tuesday. It was sold out. He reportedly performed to an audience of 2000 at Wembley, London on Saturday.
The allegations against Brand were first made in a joint investigation by The Times of London, The Sunday Times and Channel 4 documentary “Dispatches” over the weekend. They saw four women accuse Brand of sexual assault and, in one case, rape.
The BBC and Banijay, who employed the comedian at the time the incidents were said to have taken place, have launched an investigation into the claims.
Brand has strenuously denied the allegations. He pre-emptively denied the allegations in a YouTube video titled “So, This Is Happening,” where he said he “absolutely refutes” the “litany of astonishing, rather baroque, attacks.”
On Monday, his publishing deal with Pan Macmillan imprint Bluebird was suspended following allegations the star had repeatedly sexually assaulted women.
In a statement to The Bookseller, a rep for Bluebird said: “These are very serious allegations and in the light of them, Bluebird has taken the decision to pause all future publishing with Russell Brand.”
Meanwhile, the London Metropolitan police has received a report about an assault that allegedly took place in 2003. A police spokesperson said: “Officers are in contact with the woman and will be providing her with support.”
The “Bipolarisation” show is described thus: “Rules and rule breaking! Democracy and freedom! We reach conclusions from mass confusion by polling the live audience. We want to hear YOUR opinion. After amassing a movement of 25 million people across his digital channels, the Community festival and the live show Stay Free; the cultural and political commentator and award-winning British comedian is back on stage.”
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