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    KatieOct 27, 2023 at 6:43 am

    The truth is often quieter, more boring or sadder than what these ‘free thinking’ charismatic men are encouraged to tell their followers (through ad revenue they get for clicks or streams – the more controversial, the more views they get = more $). The phrase even a broken clock is right twice a day means that occasionally, even a person who’s considered unreliable can be right about something or provide a solid point during a discussion – that doesn’t mean there’s truth or validity behind the other 90% of what they say. It’s more free thinking to accept the findings of reputable news sources, who have fact checkers and multiple sources, than the monetized clickbait of controversial famous people who seem likeable. It’s also more free thinking to ask yourself why you’re more drawn to believe these famous and controversial figures than for instance multiple women who say they’ve been raped, sexually assaulted and abused (at high personal cost to themselves) and whose claims have been fact checked and corroborated by others. And why it’s very easy and convenient for someone like Russell Brand to brush off accusers or detractors by telling his fans that this too is all a conspiracy theory.

    If you’re curious for instance why it seemingly took a very long time post Me Too for these allegations to come out – the answer is quieter, more boring and essentially boils down to red tape and the rich and famous having power that the non rich and famous do not. I can’t post links – look for The Guardian’s article “Russell Brand and Why The Allegations Took So Long to Surface (2023/09/24) for the answer.

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    WendyOct 26, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    Considering the truly disgusting stuff Russell has done and said in the past as well as his own admitted sex addiction I’m not sure why so many people are having a hard time believing these accusations could be true. Combine that with the fact that close to 1 in 3 women have been sexually assaulted, I’ll say odds are not in his favor. Even if people are conspiring against him that doesn’t negate the very likely prospect that he has assaulted women.