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Russell Brand Faces Probe By A Second U.K. Police Force
October 2, 2023
A second U.K. police force is investigating Russell Brand amid a slew of sexual assault allegations made against the comedian.
According to a report, the Thames Valley Police revealed that a woman reached out to them regarding “new information” in connection to allegations of “harassment and stalking.”
This new investigation comes after the Met Police began a probe into the embattled actor over the bombshell allegations of rape and sexual assault published by The Sunday Times and shown on Channel 4’s “Dispatches.”
Russell Brand Facing Fresh Probe By Another Police Force
The hits keep coming for “Get Him To The Greek” actor Russell Brand, as another U.K. police force begins investigating him concerning reports of “harassment and stalking.”
According to Deadline, the Thames Valley Police were contacted two weeks ago by a woman with “new information” in relation to the reports.
Per the news outlet, the BBC claims that Brand accused the woman of harassment in 2017. They also claim that the lady in question made several reports to the Thames Valley Police about the allegations between 2018 and 2022, but nothing was done about it at the time.
Met Police Opened An Investigation Into Russell Brand
Prior to the latest probe into Brand, the Met Police disclosed that they had initiated an investigation in response to several “non-recent” sexual offense allegations made against the comedian.
“We continue to encourage anyone who believes they may have been a victim of a sexual offence, no matter how long ago it was, to contact us,” a rep said.
“We understand it can feel like a difficult step to take and I want to reassure that we have a team of specialist officers available to advise and support.”
Another spokesperson revealed that there have yet to be any “arrests and enquiries continue,” restating that victims should contact the police.
The shocking accusations against Brand came earlier in the month due to an investigation conducted by Channel 4’s Dispatches and The Sunday Times.
Russel Brand Was Accused By Several Women Of Sexual Assault
Brand is facing allegations of sexual assault and rape from four different women.
One of the comedian’s accusers, identified as Nadia, stated that she initially met Brand at a party in June 2012, where they exchanged contact information and subsequently engaged in consensual sexual activity at his Los Angeles residence.
Nadia again met with Brand on the morning of July 1, 2012. However, during this encounter, he allegedly proposed that she engage in sexual activity with him and a friend who was waiting in his bedroom, which she refused.
However, when she “tried to get away from him,” the actor pushed her to a wall, grabbed her underwear, and dragged it to the side.
“He’s a lot taller than me. And he has that glazed look in his eye again. And I can’t move. And I told him, ‘Get off, get off,’” the alleged victim recounted the experience in an interview with The Sunday Times.
She added that Brand did not oblige her request but instead raped her against a wall without a condom.
Nadia alleged that she later sent Brand a text that read, “When a girl say(s) NO it means no.” She also claimed that the comedian responded by saying, “Very sorry.”
He Denied All Allegations Against Him
Prior to the chilling allegations of rape and sexual assault, Brand shared a video online where he denied ever committing any such acts.
He stated that during the height of his fame in the acting industry, he was quite promiscuous. However, he then asserted that all sexual interactions were consensual.
“Now, during that time of promiscuity, the relationships I had were absolutely, always consensual,” he said. “I was always transparent about that then, almost too transparent, and I am being transparent about it now as well.”
Brand suggested that the allegation was targeted at bringing him down due to his highly controversial views.
“To see that transparency metastasized into something criminal, that I absolutely deny, makes me question, is there another agenda at play?” he said at the time.
After the allegations were made public, Brand shared another video, thanking his supporters for “questioning” the information they were presented with, but did not address the accusations directly.