Russell Brand’s wife deletes Instagram account hours before he’s accused of rape

Russell Brand’s wife Laura Brand, has deleted her social media account – hours before he was accused of rape, sexual assault and the abuse of four women.

Comedian Russell has denied all the allegations against him, slamming them as "aggressive attacks".

He released a video statement on Friday evening (September 15) in which he claimed he had received two "extremely disturbing letters" from a "mainstream media TV company" as well as a newspaper.

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In the wake of the actor and comedian Russell refuting any allegations of wrongdoing, his wife Laura shut her Instagram account down.

Author Laura, 36, who married Russell in 2017, used the account @thejoyjournal to share her work with her followers.

But after Russell strenuously denied “serious” and “criminal” allegations put to him it seems Laura deleted her social media account.

Despite the account no longer being active, on Google search her recent posts are still available – and show Russell’s wife promoting her book, The Joy Journal.

On Saturday afternoon (September 16) The Times published claims that Russell had allegedly raped, sexually assaulted and emotionally abused four women – which come from four alleged victims.

According to the publication, the alleged victims have claimed that the incidents took place between 2006 and 2013, when Brand was at the height of his fame.

But Brand has strenuously denied the allegations in his video statement, which was titled "So, This Is Happening".

He said: "Amidst this litany of astonishing, rather baroque, attacks are some very serious allegations that I absolutely refute."

Brand said that the claims related to a time when he was often in the newspapers.

“As I've written about extensively in my books, I was very, very promiscuous," he added in his video.

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'm being transparent about it now as well.

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"And to see that transparency metastasised into something criminal that I absolutely deny makes me question, is there another agenda at play?"

He continued: "I don't mind them using my books and my stand-up to talk about my promiscuous, consensual conduct in the past. What I seriously refute are these very, very serious criminal allegations.

“Also it's worth mentioning there are witnesses whose evidence directly contradicts the narratives these two mainstream outlets are trying to construct, apparently in what seems to me to be a co-ordinated attack.

"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.

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