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Russell Brand: Met Police receive report of alleged sexual assault from 2003

The force has now received a report of a 2003 sexual assault.

By Will Richards

Russell Brand has denied all wrongdoing

The Metropolitan Police have received a report of an alleged sexual assault in 2003 after allegations were made against Russell Brand.

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

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

After the Met Police said this morning (September 18) that they had received no official reports related to the story, now the force have revealed that an alleged sexual assault in Soho, London in 2003 has been reported.

A police statement said: “On Sunday September 17, the Met received a report of a sexual assault which was alleged to have taken place in Soho in central London in 2003. Officers are in contact with the woman and will be providing her with support.

“We first spoke with The Sunday Times on Saturday September 16 and have since made further approaches to The Sunday Times and Channel 4 to ensure that anyone who believes they have been the victim of a sexual offence is aware of how to report this to the police.”

Regarding the new claims about the actor and comedian, 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.”

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.”

Brand has also seemingly put a halt on live shows after the allegations emerged. He was set to appear at the Theatre Royal Windsor on Tuesday, but the show has now been postponed.

A statement from the promoters of Russell Brand’s “Bipolarisation” tour: “We are postponing these few remaining addiction charity fundraiser shows, we don’t like doing it – but we know you’ll understand.”

Brand most recently performed to a crowd of 2000 in London on Saturday night, hours after the allegations came to light. He reportedly received a standing ovation at the end of the show.