Prosecution lawyers assigned to Russell Brand’s upcoming trial have reported that they’re having a difficult time deciphering the comedian and activist’s lengthy statement of innocence. Brand, known for his colourful vocabulary and penchant for multisyllabic words, has apparently left the legal team scrambling to locate a thesaurus to fully understand his protestations of guiltlessness.
“It’s an absolute word salad,” exclaimed one befuddled lawyer, furiously flipping through pages of Roget’s Thesaurus. “He used phrases like ‘exculpatory exhortations’ and ‘incontrovertibly exonerative exegesis.’ I’m not even sure if those are real words!”
Brand, who has often been a vocal critic of the legal system, seems to have employed a strategy of verbal obfuscation to confound his accusers. Legal experts are comparing his statement to a linguistic obstacle course, designed to trip up anyone attempting to make sense of it.
“I believe Mr. Brand is engaged in what we might call ‘lexical guerrilla warfare,'” mused a language expert. “He’s throwing such a dense thicket of words at the prosecution that they’ll be lost in the verbiage for weeks.”
The prosecution team, however, remains undeterred. “We’re committed to unraveling Mr. Brand’s statement, no matter how many thesauruses we have to go through,” declared the lead prosecutor. “We’ll follow every synonym, track down each antonym, and parse every metaphor if that’s what it takes to get to the bottom of this.”
While Russell Brand’s legal battle promises to be a linguistic spectacle, legal scholars are bracing themselves for an arduous journey through the labyrinthine corridors of his vocabulary. One thing is certain: it’s a trial where the true verdict may ultimately hinge on a battle of wordsmithery rather than guilt or innocence.