RUSSELL Brand’s father-in-law begged his daughter Laura Gallacher not to marry the shamed comedian, a source has claimed.
It comes after a bombshell expose revealed allegations of rape, sexual assault and abuse against Brand.
Brand has denied all the allegations against him, which were made in a report from The Times and an accompanying Dispatches documentary.
And his wife Laura Gallacher, 36, is standing by her man in the wake of allegations from four women and claims that others have since come forward.
But now sources have claimed that her dad, legendary golfer Bernard Gallacher, begged her not to marry him.
Laura was first introduced to Brand back in 2007, when she was 19 years old and he was 30, by her sister Kirsty Gallacher, who previously worked for Sky Sports.
They dated for a brief period before they split and the comedian jetted off to Hollywood.
Bernard was reportedly delighted with the news – who was concerned about the couple’s age gap.
A friend told MailOnline at the time: “He begged her to end it”.
However, Laura reunited with Brand back in 2015 after a chance encounter while taking a walk with a friend following a break-up.
Russell Brand proposed to Laura in June 2016 before tying the knot in August 2017.
Brand’s alleged victims’ claims range from rape to sexual assault, to emotional and physical abuse.
One woman claims she was a victim of an assault at Brand’s home in 2013 after they met at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
Another claimed that the comedian raped her up against a wall at his home in Los Angeles.
A third alleges he forced her to perform oral sex until she choked while she was just 16 and that she had to punch him in the stomach to make him stop.
Russell Brand’s video transcript in full
Hello there, you awakening wonders.
Now this isn’t the usual type of video we make on this channel where we critique, attack and undermine the news in all its corruption because in this story I am the news.
I have received two extremely disturbing letters – well a letter and an email.
One from a mainstream media TV company, one from a newspaper, listing a litany of extremely egregious and aggressive attacks as well as some pretty stupid stuff – like my community festival should be stopped, that I shouldn’t be able to attack mainstream media narratives on this channel.
But amidst this litany of astonishing, rather baroque, attacks are some very serious allegations that I absolutely refute. These allegations pertain to the time when I was working in the mainstream – when I was in the newspapers all the time, when I was in the movies, and as I have written about extensively in my books I was very very promiscuous
Now 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.
And to see that transparency metastasized into something criminal that I absolutely deny makes me question is there another agenda at play?
Particularly when we have seen coordinated media attacks before – like with Joe Rogan when he dared to take a medicine that the mainstream media didn’t approve of and we saw a spate of headlines from media outlets across the world using the same language.
I’m aware that you guys have been saying in the comments for a while ‘Watch out Russell, they are coming for you, you are getting too close to the truth, Russell Brand did not kill himself’.
I know that a year ago there was a spate of articles ‘Russell Brand is a conspiracy theorist, Russell Brand’s right wing’.
I’m aware of news media making phone calls, sending letters to people I know for ages and ages.
It’s been clear to me or at least it feels to me like there’s a serious and concerted agenda to control these kind of spaces and these kind of voices and I mean my voice along with your voice.
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 that there are witnesses whose evidence directly contradicts the narratives that these two mainstream media outlets are trying to construct apparently in what seems to me to be a coordinated attack
Now 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
We are obviously going to look into this matter because it’s very, very serious. In the meantime I want you to stay close, stay awake but more important than any of that if you can, please, stay free.
A fourth woman accused him of sexually assaulting her as well as being both emotionally and physically abusive.
The fifth, Jordan Martin, claims he subjected her to emotional abuse, sexual abuse and made her brush her teeth so hard her gums bled.
And today it was revealed that cops have begun investigating a new claim that comic Russell Brand sexually assaulted a woman in London’s Soho.
The alleged attack is said to have taken place in 2003.
The Met Police said in a statement yesterday it received a report on Sunday.
It added: “Officers are in contact with the woman and will be providing her with support.”
Before the claims were published, Brand released a video denying the allegations, insisting that while he was “promiscuous”, his relationships had always been consensual.