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Russell Brand faces further allegations after more women come forward

The BBC and Channel 4 are said to be investigating the new allegations

By Will Richards

Russell Brand
Russell Brand (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy.

Russell Brand is facing further allegations about his behaviour after “several” more women came forward.

Last week (September 15), Brand faced allegations of four sexual assaults between 2006 and 2013, reported in a joint investigation by The Times, The Sunday Times and Channel 4. Brand strenuously denies all the allegations.

Since the publication of the report, The Times have revealed that they have been contacted by “several women” with new claims about the actor and comedian, which “will now be rigorously checked” and investigated.

A Channel 4 spokesperson said: “We have asked the production company who produced the programmes for Channel 4 to investigate these allegations and report their findings properly and satisfactorily to us.

“Channel 4 is also conducting its own internal investigation, and we would encourage anyone who is aware of such behaviour to contact us directly.”

Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Police have said that they have not received any reports related to Brand, but urged anyone who believes themselves to be a victim to come forward.

A spokesperson said: “We are aware of media reporting of a series of allegations of sexual assault. At this time, we have not received any reports in relation to this.

“If anyone believes they have been the victim of a sexual assault, no matter how long ago it happened, we would encourage them to contact police.

“We spoke with The Sunday Times on Saturday 16 September. We will be making further approaches to The Sunday Times and Channel 4 to ensure that any victims of crime who they have spoken with are aware of how they may report any criminal allegations to police.”

In a video posted to X/Twitter before the investigation was published last week, Brand denied what he called “serious criminal allegations,” saying: “Amidst this litany of astonishing, rather baroque attacks are some very serious allegations that I absolutely refute.

“These allegations pertain to the time when I was working in the mainstream, when I was in the newspapers all the time, when I was in the movies, and as I have written about extensively in my books, I was very, very promiscuous.”

He added in the video: “Now during that time of promiscuity the relationships I had were absolutely, always consensual. I was always transparent about that then, almost too transparent, and I am being transparent about it now as well.

“To see that transparency metastasised into something criminal, that I absolutely deny, makes me question – is there another agenda at play?”