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Russell Brand's Book Deal Paused, Literary Agency & Charity Cuts Ties Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Russell Brand's Book Deal Paused, Literary Agency & Charity Cuts Ties Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

The fate of Russell Brand‘s book deal is uncertain.

Bluebird, an imprint of U.K. book company Pan Macmillan, confirmed it will pause all future publishing with the 48-year-old comedian following multiple allegations of rape and sexual assault.

“These are very serious allegations and in the light of them, Bluebird has taken the decision to pause all future publishing with Russell Brand,” Bluebird said in a statement reported by The Bookseller, via THR.

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Russell has published books with Bluebird since 2017, including Recovery: Freedom from our Addictions and Mentors: How to Help and Be Helped.

Recovery: The Workbook was set to be published this December.

Previously, he published My Booky Wook, his bestselling autobiography, with Hodder & Stoughton in 2007, and Revolution, about politics, with Random House (Century in the U.K.) in 2014.

Literary and talent agency Tavistock Wood has also said it has “terminated all professional ties” to Russell.

According to The Times, one of the accusers approached his agent at Tavistock Wood in 2020 with her allegations and got a “very aggressive” letter from Russell’s lawyers in response. After being contacted by The Times as part of its investigation, Tavistock Wood cut ties.

Russell Brand categorically and vehemently denied the allegation made in 2020, but we now believe we were horribly misled by him. TW has terminated all professional ties to Brand,” they said in a statement.

THR also reports that U.K. women’s charity Trevi, which helps women affected by violence and abuse, also ended its association with Russell, having announced last year that it would be working with him and his Stay Free Foundation.

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