The authorities in London have been informed about allegations of sexual assault involving Russell Brand.
On Monday, the London police reported that an accusation of sexual assault had been made against Russell Brand, a comedian and actor from the UK.
The police issued a statement in response to claims made by The Sunday Times and Channel 4. These sources reported that four women have accused Brand of sexual assault, including an alleged rape at his residence in Los Angeles, occurring between 2006 and 2013.
Brand has refuted the allegations, asserting that all of his sexual encounters were “completely consensual.”
The comedian came to prominence as a commentator for the reality show Big Brother. He went on to play major roles in the US films “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” in 2008 and “Get Him to the Greek” in 2010, and was briefly married to singer Katy Perry.
In recent times, Brand has gained popularity as a political analyst and vlogger, producing videos that include COVID-19 conspiracy theories and inaccurate information about vaccines.
What was the statement made by the police?
The police have stated that they received information about an alleged assault that occurred in the Soho area of central London in 2003, following the publication of media reports.
“The Metropolitan Police statement stated that the officers are in communication with the woman and will offer her assistance and support.”
On Saturday, September 16, we initially had a conversation with The Sunday Times. Since then, we have reached out to The Sunday Times and Channel 4 multiple times to ensure that individuals who believe they have experienced a sexual offense are informed about the appropriate procedure for reporting it to the police.
The claims are being investigated by three companies where Brand used to work: the BBC, Chanel 4, and the Banijay UK production company.
Brand performances canceled, postponed
The comedian had a scheduled stand-up performance at the Theatre Royal Windsor on Tuesday, but unfortunately, the show has been canceled.
The tour promoters of the brand announced that they would be delaying further shows.
The statement mentioned that they will be delaying the remaining addiction charity fundraiser shows. They expressed their reluctance in doing so, but they believe that you will be understanding of the situation.
Tavistock Wood, the talent agency, has also severed ties with Brand, expressing feeling deceived by him. The publisher Bluebird has chosen to temporarily halt any future partnerships with the comedian.
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