The London police have been informed about allegations of sexual assault involving Russell Brand.

On Monday, the London police announced that they had been informed about a claim of sexual assault that allegedly involved 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 one instance of rape that allegedly occurred in his Los Angeles residence.

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 a group of supporters as a political analyst and online video creator. Some of his videos include COVID-19 conspiracy theories and incorrect information about vaccines.

What was the statement given by the police?

The police have stated that following the release of media reports, they have received a statement regarding an alleged assault that occurred in the Soho area of central London in 2003.

The Metropolitan Police statement mentioned that the officers are in communication with the woman and will offer her assistance.

On Saturday, 16 September, we initially had a conversation with The Sunday Times. Subsequently, we have reached out to The Sunday Times and Channel 4 multiple times to ensure that individuals who think they have experienced a sexual offense are informed about the procedure for reporting it to the police.

Brand’s previous employers, including the BBC, Chanel 4, and the Banijay UK production company, are currently conducting investigations into the allegations.

Brand performances canceled, postponed

The comedian had a scheduled stand-up performance at the Theatre Royal Windsor on Tuesday, but the show has been canceled.

The tour promoters of the brand announced that they would be rescheduling further shows.

“We regret to inform you that we will be rescheduling the remaining addiction charity fundraiser shows. Although we are not fond of this decision, we trust that you will comprehend our reasons,” stated the message.

Tavistock Wood, the talent agency, has also terminated its association with Brand, expressing feeling deceived by him. The publisher of Bluebird has chosen to temporarily halt any future projects involving the comedian.

sdi/msh (Reuters, AP, AFP)