Cooper Brown is the fictitious columnist-protagonist of a regular column, a spoof, entitled "He's out There" in The Independent newspaper. The columnist presents himself as a highly outspoken American former movie producer, resident in London.
As of mid-August 2008, Cooper Brown was taken to Guantanamo Bay as a prisoner, according to an alleged anonymous phone call from a "fan" of Cooper, and his 28 August column purports to have been written by his upper-class British wife Victoria. No new articles appeared for the two following years. In May 2010 he posted on his Facebook profile, claiming his column would be returning to The Independent.
Brown's column reappeared in The Independent newspaper in January 2011.
- according to Jeremy Paxman, The Londoner's Diary, Evening Standard, 25 January 2008, p. A-15.
- Cooper Brown bio on The Independent
- Victoria Brown: My husband has been kidnapped and sent to prison in Mexico/
- Cooper Brown on Facebook/