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Russell Brand turns to Bible and CS Lewis following sex abuse accusations

by Marcus Jones
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Actor and TV personality Russell Brand has revealed he's reading the Bible and CS Lewis' 'The Problem of Pain' in the wake of a number of allegations made against him in recent months.

Posting a photo of the books on Facebook, he said: "I am that person who has more than one book on the go! How about you?"

In September, a joint investigation by the Times newspaper and Channel 4 told the stories of five women who accused Brand of rape and sexual abuse.

The accusations relate to a period between 2006 and 2013.  Brand has denied all the claims.

In a video response following the investigation, he said: "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've 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."

In recent years Brand has spoken publicly about his interest in Christianity and has hosted online debates with theologian Prof Alistair McGrath as well as Archbishop of York Most Rev Stephen Cottrell.

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