BBC removes some Russell Brand content from iPlayer and Sounds amid allegations

The BBC has removed some programmes featuring Russell Brand they deem to ‘fall below public expectations’ from its iPlayer and Sounds sites.

A spokesperson for the BBC press office said: ‘The BBC does not ban or remove content when it is a matter of public record, unless we have justification for doing so.

‘There is limited content featuring Russell Brand on iPlayer and Sounds.

‘We’ve reviewed that content and made a considered decision to remove some of it, having assessed that it now falls below public expectations.’

On Saturday the Sunday Times, The Times and Dispatches published a joint investigation into allegations made against the 48-year-old comedian.

Brand has been accused of rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse by a number of women within the years 2006 to 2013 – a time when he appeared on many national television shows, as well as Hollywood films.

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