Controversial social media influencer Andrew Tate led cries of support for Russell Brand last night, telling fans that the comedian was the victim of a ‘matrix attack’.
He joined hundreds of Brand’s supporters suggesting online that the sex crime allegations were a ‘bunch of garbage’ attacking him for ‘telling the truth’ about ‘big pharma’.
The comments align with Brand’s own claim that he is the victim of a ‘co-ordinated attack’ by the mainstream media who he says have a ‘concerted agenda’. Tate, charged with rape and human trafficking in Romania in June, made similar claims when he was accused.
When details of Brand’s alleged crimes emerged over the weekend, Tate replied to his denial video: ‘Welcome to the club Russell Brand.’
And last night, he hosted an ’emergency meeting’ on social media platform Rumble, with more than 40,000 attendees, to ‘tell everybody the truth about what’s happening to Russell Brand’.
Andrew Tate led cries of support for Russell Brand (pictured in London on Saturday) last night, telling fans that the comedian was the victim of a ‘matrix attack’
The comments align with Brand’s own claim that he is the victim of a ‘co-ordinated attack’ by the mainstream media who he says have a ‘concerted agenda’. Tate, charged with rape and human trafficking in Romania in June, made similar claims when he was accused. Andrew Tate is pictured in Romania last month
Tate claimed the allegations were a ‘matrix attack on somebody else who spoke out against the mainstream narrative’.
Despite saying ‘I don’t know if he’s innocent or not’, he said it was ‘agenda-driven’ and ‘could be easily manufactured’.
He said Brand was being ‘attacked’ now because ‘he started to speak the truth’, adding: ‘When he was the establishment, there were no accusations, no documentaries, no exposes, no articles, nothing.’
Tech billionaire Elon Musk leapt to his defence, tweeting: ‘I support Russell Brand. That man is not evil.’ Instead, Musk said he was being targeted because the media ‘don’t like competition’.
As of last night, Brand’s video denying the allegations had more than a million views. But there were several empty seats at his ‘sold-out’ stand-up show in Wembley on Saturday night – just hours after the allegations emerged.
Many of those who did show up stood by Brand. One said: ‘We’re not buying it… he’s touched a few nerves, that’s why they’re doing this.’
Russell Brand’s comments in full:
Hello there you awakening wonders. Now this is not the usual type of video we make on this channel where we critique, attack and undermine the news in all its corruption because in this story I am the news.
I have received two extremely disturbing letters – or a letter and an email – one from a mainstream media TV company, one from a newspaper listing a litany of extremely egregious and aggressive attacks, as well as some pretty stupid stuff, like my community festival should be stopped and I shouldn’t be able to attack mainstream media narratives on this channel.
But amidst this litany of astonishing rather baroque attacks are some very serious allegations that I absolutely refute. These allegations pertain to a time when I was in the mainstream, when I was in the newspapers all the time, when I was in the movies, and as I’ve written about extensively in my books I was very, very promiscuous.
During that time of promiscuity the relationships I had were absolutely always consensual. I was always transparent about that then, almost too transparent, and I am being transparent about it now as well.
And to see that transparency metastasized into something criminal that I absolutely deny makes me question is there another agenda at play.
Particularly when we have seen coordinated media attacks before, like Joe Rogan where he dared to take a medicine the mainstream media didn’t approve of and we saw a spate of headlines of media outlets around the world using the same language.
I am aware that you guys in the comments have been for a while saying ‘watch out Russell, they’re coming for you,’ ‘you are getting too close to the truth’, ‘Russell Brand did not kill himself’.’
I know a year ago there was a spate of articles: Russell Brand is a conspiracy theorists; Russell Brand is right wing.
I am aware of newspapers making phone calls, sending letters to people I know. For ages and ages, it’s been clear to me or at least feels to be there’s a serious and consorted agenda to control these kinds of spaces and these kind of voices.
I need my voice along with your voice. I don’t mind them using my books and my stand up to talk about my promiscuous sexual conduct in the past. What I seriously refute are these very, very serious, criminal allegations.
Also its worth mentioning that there are witnesses whose evidence directly contradicts the narratives that these two mainstream media outlets are trying to construct, apparently in what seems to be to me a coordinated attack.
Now, I don’t want to get into this any further because of the serious nature of the allegations but I feel like I’m being attacked and plainly they are working very closely together.
We are obviously going to look into this matter because it is very, very serious.
In the meantime, I want you to stay close, stay awake but more importantly than any of that, if you can stay free.