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Russell describes Sachsgate scandal as 'silly lark'
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London (ANI): In a comeback stand-up show, shamed comedian Russell Brand has described the Sachsgate scandal as 'only silly larking around'.
"The news became like my own show," the Mirror quoted Brand, as saying. "Everytime I left my house it could be seen by millions of people. I didn't realise it was so serious," he added. The former BBC host had to resign from his job owing to a scandal that had risen from his vulgar behaviour towards Andrew Sachs, best known for his portrayal of 'Manuel" in the TV comedy 'Fawlty Towers'.
The 78-year-old Sachs, who had been due to be a phone-in guest on a late-night radio show, on being unavailable had received four messages on his home phone from Brand and DJ Jonathan Ross claiming the former had slept with his granddaughter, Georgina Baillie.
The October incident, in which Brand spoke of his prior sexual relationship with the goth-styled model while Ross passed lewd comments, had led to a record number of complaints and criticism resulting in the suspension of both presenters from their positions at the BBC Radio 2.