Russell Brand was threatened with arrest in New York earlier this week (ends17Oct14) as he staged a protest outside Fox News headquarters after alleging he had been dumped from a planned TV appearance.
The comedian/actor claimed a planned guest spot on political pundit Sean Hannity‘s show was pulled at the last minute and he decided to make a mockery of the cancellation by campaigning on the street outside the channel’s studios. Capturing his protest and posting it on TheTrews video channel, Brand explained:
“Here we are at Fox’s headquarters, all the greats are here – Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity – all the people who refuse to have us on the show. “Sean Hannity, who booked us and then cancelled us. So we are going to do a Trew special from here, in the heart of the establishment.” But filming came to an abrupt end when a security guard approached him and asked, “Do you want to get arrested?” He explained, “You can’t film here, this is private property.” Brand tested the guard by later entering the lobby of the building, where he was told by an off-camera Fox employee, “You can’t stay on the property and film anything.” The cheeky Brit then asked, “Can I come up, have a look around, maybe have a look at the studio, touch some stuff, meet some people from The Sean Hannity Show?”