ELON Musk and Andrew Tate are backing Russell Brand amid his sex scandal as 61% of Politicalite readers say their opinion on the comedian “hasn’t changed” since watching the Channel 4 programme. (Vote in our X poll below.)
Elon Musk – one of the worlds richest men and celebrated entrepreneurs offered Brand his support on X – formerly known as Twitter along with influencer Andrew Tate, 36, who is facing charges of rape and human trafficking – which he has denied – and hit out after the comic, 48, was accused by four women on Saturday as part of a major newspaper and TV investigation of rape, sexual assaults and emotional and physical abuse.
Tate backed Russell after the comic posted a video monologue lasting nearly three minutes to the near-20 million followers he has on his X and YouTube channels, in which he said he felt “attacked” by the media.
Tate – who recently won his freedom after months of being under house arrest as sex trafficking claims against the kickboxer and his brother Tristan Tate 35, was carried out – weighed in by posting a cartoon meme of a knight preparing for battle on X.
He captioned the post: “On my way to fight the crazy b**** allegations.”
Tate then added: “Welcome to the club Russell Brand.”
In another message on X Tate repeated his belief the probes against him were part of a conspiracy by saying the allegations against Brand part of a “Matrix attack”.
Russell has also received the backing of tech titan Elon Musk, 52.
The Tesla boss and X owner appeared to agree with Russell’s comments on the media trying to control “spaces” such as X and YouTube by commenting online: “Of course. They don’t like competition.”
Russell and Elon have both been branded conspiracy theorists.
During the pandemic Russell was slammed for airing Covid conspiracy theories – including questioning how pharmaceutical companies had profited from vaccines.