March 3, 2015

Statement By Donna Rice Hughes & Groups on Actor/Comedian Russell Brand's Anti-Porn Video

Groups on Actor/Comedian Russell Brand's Anti-Porn Video

Following the recent release of a video by actor/comedian Russell Brand, which explains many of the harms of pornography use, Dr. Jill C. Manning and Dr. Gary R. Brooks, have written an open letter to Brand "wholeheartedly" thanking him for his shedding light on such an important issue. (Click here to read letter)

Dr. Manning, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in clinical work and research related to pornography, and Dr. Brooks, a licensed clinical psychologist and author who focuses on issues of men and masculinity, were both quoted in Brand's presentation from their extensive research on the issue.

These researchers praise Brand's "brilliantly articulated research findings" and "spontaneous and authentic style [that] may be the very antidote needed to help others honestly examine pornography's destructive influence in their lives." The video has, unsurprisingly, become very popular and has challenged the way many perceive pornography use. Among several versions with over two million views, clearly, people are interested in this issue.

The letter is also signed in support by Girls Against Porn & Human TraffickingFight the New DrugEnough Is Enough®, and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.