UK police investigate sex assault allegations following Russell Brand reports

UK police investigate sex assault allegations following Russell Brand reports

British police have launched an investigation into allegations of non-recent sexual offenses involving actor and comedian Russell Brand. The investigation comes after media reports surfaced, stating that four women have accused Brand of a series of sexual assaults. The Sunday Times newspaper and Channel 4 TV’s documentary show “Dispatches” initially reported these allegations, which include claims of sex offenses, including rape, that occurred between 2006 and 2013.

Brand has vehemently denied these “very serious criminal allegations” and took to his social media channels to state that he has never engaged in non-consensual sex. London’s Metropolitan Police released a statement acknowledging the allegations, stating that they have received a number of sexual offense allegations in London as well as elsewhere in the country. However, specific details regarding dates, incidents, and offenses under investigation have not been disclosed by the police.

Last week, the police did confirm that they received an allegation of a sexual assault that reportedly took place in Soho, central London, in 2003. Detective Superintendent Andy Furphy, leading the investigation, urged anyone who believes they may have been a victim of a sexual offense, regardless of when it occurred, to come forward and contact the police.

Since the allegations against Brand were made public, additional accounts of inappropriate behavior by the comedian have emerged in the British media. Brand, who was previously married to U.S. singer Katy Perry and was once a prominent comedian and broadcaster in the country, has faced consequences as a result. His ongoing stand-up tour has been postponed, and YouTube has blocked him from monetizing his online channel.

In response to these actions, Brand accused “big tech,” the government, and mainstream media of attempting to silence independent voices. He started broadcasting on the online video site Rumble, where he has a significant following, and expressed his concerns about the control of narrative spaces by the media and the state. However, he did not directly address the assault allegations.

Canadian-based platform Rumble has rejected calls from British lawmakers and others to prevent Brand from monetizing his content on the site. The investigation into the allegations against Brand is ongoing, and the police continue to encourage potential victims to come forward.

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