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Court order for Russell Brand masseuse

A Hungarian-born masseuse has been ordered by the High Court not to harass comedian Russell Brand and his partner Jemima Khan.

Russell Brand. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Szilvia Berki, 31, had claimed that she was treated "like a prostitute" after Khan arranged for her to give Brand a massage as a birthday present in June.

Russell Brand seeking injunction against masseuse

Russell Brand and girlfriend Jemima Khan are seeking an injunction against a massuese Credit: PA Wire

Comedian Russell Brand and girlfriend Jemima Khan are continuing to seek an injunction against a masseuse who claims the couple treated her "like a prostitute."

Representing the couple, Aidan Eardley told the High Court that the matter has arisen from a £500 birthday massage Khan had arranged with the masseuse for Brand at their home in June.

The masseuse contacted newspapers and Unicef where Khan is an ambassador alleging Brand had assaulted her during the massage.

She also posted the allegations on Twitter, emailed MPs and the Prime Minister and set up an online petition, despite a police investigation clearing Brand of any wrongdoing.

The judge is expected to give her ruling on Thursday.

Russell Brand calls for 'joyful revolution'

File photo dated 19/04/11 of Russell Brand. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Comedian Russell Brand has called on thousands of protesters to be part of a "peaceful, effortless, joyful revolution" that seizes power back from Westminster.

The former Big Brother's Big Mouth presenter, who this year implored readers of the New Statesman magazine to abandon the current political system, told crowds gathered in London's Parliament Square that MPs no longer represented the people.

Speaking in the shadow of the Houses of Parliament at the end of a march marking the one-year anniversary of the People's Assembly being formed, Brand stripped off his T-shirt and replaced it with one carrying the message "Firefighters rescue people not bankers".

An estimated 50,000 people took part in the march, which started at the BBC in Portland Place where protesters accused the broadcaster of ignoring the plight of impoverished Britons.


Paxman admits regretting not voting at last election

Jeremy Paxman has admitted he regrets not voting at the last election after finding the choice of political parties too "unappetising".

"In one recent election, I decided not to vote, because I thought the choice so unappetising," the 63-year-old told the Radio Times.

Jeremy Paxman recently berated comedian Russell Brand after he admitted he had never voted. Credit: PA Wire

"By the time the polls had closed and it was too late to take part, I was feeling really uncomfortable: the person who chooses not to vote - cannot even be bothered to write 'none of the above' on a ballot paper - disqualifies himself from passing any comment at all."

The broadcaster recently questioned Russell Brand as to why the public "should be arsed to listen to his point of view", after the comedian revealed he had never voted because of the "lies treachery and deceit of the political class" during an interview which became a YouTube sensation last month.

Webb criticises Brand for telling people not to vote

Comedian Robert Webb has criticised Russell Brand for telling people not to vote.

Brand was selected to be a guest editor of the New Statesman and ended his essay in the edition by saying: "I will never vote and I don't think you should either".

Comedian Robert Webb has criticised Russell Brand for telling people not to vote. Credit: PA Wire

The Mitchell and Webb star wrote a response piece in the current edition of the magazine telling Brand that it was not his "job to tell young people that they should engage with the political process".

Webb - who said the essay had made him rejoin the Labour party - wrote: "I do think that when you end a piece about politics with the injunction 'I will never vote and I don’t think you should either', then you’re actively telling a lot of people that engagement with our democracy is a bad idea."

The comedian went on to suggest that Brand read "some f****** Orwell" to further educate himself.

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