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Russell Brand pens letter to Andrew Sachs six years after prank

Actor/comedian Russell Brand wrote a letter to veteran British actor Andrew Sachs earlier this year (14) to finally apologize for his controversial radio prank.

The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star caused outrage when he and U.K. chat show host Jonathan Ross left a voicemail message to Sachs in which the funnyman boasted about sleeping with his granddaughter Georgina Baillie.


Brand was forced to quit his job at BBC Radio following the on-air scandal in 2008, and sent flowers and a short letter to Sachs and his wife Melody in the aftermath, but they considered his efforts "inadequate".


However, he sent them another note earlier this year (14) to say sorry once more.


The letter, given to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, states, "I apologize for the distress, sadness and turbulence this has brought into your life. I apologize for the damage I have caused to your family relationships and for robbing you of your peace of mind. This behavior and the consequences you have suffered as a result of my actions are unacceptable. This is not the man I want to be and I wholeheartedly apologize to you both. I am sorry too that it has taken so long for me to write to you expressing this sentiment to which the two of you are entitled... please do not hesitate to contact me... My sincere apologies for the hurt I have caused you and your family."


Melody Sachs tells the publication she and Andrew believed Brand's sincerity, but they soon regretted it when their attempts at reaching him were ignored, prompting her to add in response, "your remorse was a sham".


However, Brand insists he has not received any messages from the family, adding, "I haven't checked my answerphone. I had no idea. I am available to make amends to them at any time."