Russell Brand’s former manager ‘surprised’ at allegations: ‘Never had any complaints’

Russell Brand’s former manager has said he was “very surprised” to hear about the sexual assault allegations against his previous client.

John Noel told Channel 4 News he parted company with Brand around 2014 and said he could not comment on the allegations for legal reasons, before saying: “I’ve never had any complaints about him, other than turning up late. Yeah, that kind of thing. Standard stuff in our business.”

Brand denies all allegations made against him.

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