Russell Brand recently took to YouTube to deliver a video addressing allegations launched against him, including allegations of rape. The comedian did this ahead of it hitting the news, seemingly denying all of the claims against him. 

Brand noted he caught word of a few stories against him that were set to be released, with some of the allegations claiming that he abused some of the women who launched the allegations. According to TMZ, five women went on the record with claims against Brand, with the allegations mentioning abuse, sexual assault, and rape. 

The comedian says mainstream media are targeting him because he is very vocal about calling out different stories that pop in the news and various politicians. Watch his address above.