-- It's not the sex. It's that Brand evolved into a humane and highly visible critic of capitalism who attracted a young audience and led them away from the mandated narratives. It's inevitable that he is being Assanged.
No-one is going to convince me that any media organisation -- be it the BBC, C4 or those newspapers -- really gives a shit about what predatory sexual liberties a star once took with vulnerable fans. Not after we saw that turd from, well, you know the paper, sail quietly away with a payoff and no reporting worth the name.