After four women claimed in recent media stories that actor and comedian Russell Brand sexually assaulted them, the British police began investigating multiple prior sexual assaults.
The Sunday Times and Channel 4’s “Dispatches” documentary show reported on Brand’s 2006â€“2013 charges this month. Sexual assaults like rape were most common. Russell Brand has consistently denied non-consensual sex on social media.
The London Metropolitan Police stated, “The Met has received several sexual assault complaints in London after Channel 4’s Dispatches and The Sunday Times investigated. We will also investigate several reported sexual assaults elsewhere in the country.” Police did not disclose when or where the alleged incidents occurred.
A 2003 Soho, central London, sexual assault accusation was made to police last week. The investigation’s lead, Detective Superintendent Andy Furphy, urged anyone who suspects a sexual offence, regardless of when, to contact them.
After Brand’s inappropriate behaviour claims, more women told accounts. Promoters postponed his stand-up tour, and YouTube demonetized his channel.
Russell Brand expressed concerns about “big tech,” the government, and mainstream media stifling independent voices. He started streaming on Rumble, a popular online video site, but he did not address the assault charges.
Despite efforts from British MPs and others to ban or limit Brand’s monetization stream on Rumble, he will continue to make money there.