Russell Brand explains desire for ‘personal relationship with God’ following assault allegations

Actor and podcast host Russell Brand said he is now wearing a Christian cross necklace and desiring a “personal relationship with God.”

Brand explained on Sunday in a social media video that he has been on a spiritual journey after battling several sexual assault allegations from his past, for which he has vehemently denied any criminal wrongdoing.

“The reason I wear a cross is because Christianity and, in particular, the figure of Christ are, it seems to me, inevitably becoming more important as I become more familiar with suffering, purpose, self, and not self,” Brand said.

The father of two children shared how he has been “reading the Bible a lot more,” in addition to Rick Warren’s bestselling book The Purpose-Driven Life.

The actor, known for his wild lifestyle, admitted on Sunday that he
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