Over seven years at the height of his success, Russell Brand has been charged with rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse. Following a collaborative investigation by the Sunday Times, the Times, and Channel 4 Dispatches, the claims between 2006 and 2013 were the subject of this report. The claims are refuted by Brand. In the Dispatches video that aired on Saturday night, five purported victims—four of them anonymous—were questioned. The Times publications claimed that eight days before the charges were to be published, they contacted the media personality’s representatives and provided them with information on the accusations as well as facts to help him recollect the in question incidents.
As part of the investigation, several women have made the following claims against Brand:
According to one woman, Brand sexually assaulted her against a wall at his Los Angeles home. On the same day, she received treatment at a rape crisis facility. The Times claims to have examined medical records to substantiate this. A second woman claims that Brand raped her when she was 16 and still in school, while he was in his early 30s. He allegedly referred to her as “the child” during their controlling and emotionally abusive relationship, she claims.
The following woman claims that while she was working with Brand in Los Angeles, he sexually attacked her and that he threatened legal action if she told anyone else about her accusation.
The “large litany of questions” reportedly caused Brand’s solicitors to initially say they were unable to do so. Russell Brand stated in a video made public on Friday that he has never engaged in any crime and that all of his interpersonal interactions have been “always consensual.” In the video, according to BBC Russell Brand is heard saying, “Amidst this litany of astonishing, rather baroque attacks are some very serious allegations that I refute.”
He elaborated, “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’ve written about extensively in my books I was very, very promiscuous. Now during that time of promiscuity, the relationships I had were absolutely, always consensual.” Russell Brand said that he was the target of “coordinated attacks” and promised to look into the situation because it was “very, very serious.”