Russell Brand response is ‘knee-jerk’: Megyn Kelly blasts ‘absurdity’ of believing 'no women'

Russell Brand response is ‘knee-jerk’: Megyn Kelly blasts ‘absurdity’ of believing 'no women'
Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 20/09/2023

- 12:35

Megyn Kelly has slammed the public response to the allegations made against Russell Brand, after several women came forward and claimed incidents of rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse.

Speaking on Dan Wootton Tonight, the US media star and host of 'The Megyn Kelly Show' criticised moves from establishments such as the BBC and YouTube.

Kelly said: “I have no desire to see Russell Brand's life dismantled and his ability to earn a living taken away from him based on allegations that are 10 years old, that have not been investigated by a court of law or any legal officer or in any legal proceeding.

“You know, not to take anything away from these reporters, but I think that there should be a higher standard before we take a man's living away. However, we cannot go from the absurdity of believe all women, which was never the right way, into the absurdity of believe no women. And that's what we're now doing.

Kelly continued: “And so people need to take a pause before they resort to the knee jerk. He didn't do it because he's an alternative media voice. He didn't do it because he's on our side. And I hate to see conservatives, who for the most part Dan, are supposed to eschew celebrity culture, act like lap dogs to Russell Brand. Just because he's winked at their side.”

“I disagree with the YouTube move entirely. They should allow his fans to have access to him. This is the democracy version of the internet. Like why YouTube's virtue of signalling with this His fan should have access to him and he should not be deprived of his ability to make a living.”

Watch the discussion in full above.

Tune in to Dan Wootton Tonight, Monday to Thursday from 9pm, only on GB News.

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