Comedian Russell Brand was threatened with arrest outside of Fox News’ headquarters in New York City after the comedian began taping a webcast episode at the site, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Brand reportedly began taping at the location in response to being dropped by Sean Hannity.
Brand wasn’t happy that Hannity had canceled Brand’s scheduled appearance on Hannity’s Fox News show, the story reports. After he was dropped, Brand appeared outside the network’s headquarters to tape his webcast “The Trews,” which prompted the building’s security to tell him to leave.
Brand said he was entitled to stay there, and the guard threatened him with arrest, the story adds.
Brand also went inside the Fox News building and asked to join the tour, but was again told to leave, according to the report.
Commenting on the incident, Brand said: “Whether the subject is Islamophobia or just the freedom to be in a lobby, Fox is a difficult organization to work with.”
The piece adds that Brand has disagreed with Hannity for his views on the Gaza conflict.
Here’s a clip of the incident posted on YouTube by Brand, in which he criticizes Fox’s reporting before being confronted by security: