Brand Sidekick Fired
LATEST: British broadcaster RUSSELL BRAND's friend and colleague TREVOR LOCK has been fired from Brand's BBC6 radio show after being charged with rape. Lock, 33, and Brand, 31, were questioned by police last week (ends08SEP06) after a 20-year-old student reported she had been drugged and raped at an Edinburgh Festival party last month (AUG06). The bash was held at Brand's temporary Edinburgh residence to celebrate the end of his run of comedy gigs in the Scottish capital. And now Lock has lost his job after being charged with the sexual offence, reports British newspaper The Sun. Brand will possibly be called as witness in the case.