Dual Investigations into Russell Brand’s Harassment and Stalking Claims

Russell Brand, the comedian and actor, now faces investigations by two separate police forces following allegations of harassment and stalking.

This development comes on the heels of a criminal probe initiated by Scotland Yard, with Thames Valley Police also confirming their own investigation into the matter.

Over the past fortnight, Brand has encountered a barrage of serious allegations from several women.

These accusations encompassed one rape and sexual assault claim lodged by four women, initially reported by the Sunday Times and Channel 4’s Dispatches program.

Subsequently, more women came forward with their stories, sharing their experiences with various news outlets and the BBC. At present, at least ten women have publicly leveled allegations against the 48-year-old comedian.

In response to these allegations, Brand vehemently denies any wrongdoing and asserts that he possesses evidence to refute the claims. He characterizes these accusations as part of a conspiracy orchestrated by what he terms the “mainstream media.”

The latest allegation, as reported by the Mail, includes police records where the woman accuses Brand of being a “sexual predator.”

The ongoing investigation by Thames Valley Police stems from a woman who resided near Brand and developed a friendship with him in 2015.

Their relationship subsequently soured, leading to mutual accusations of harassment. Notably, the police had previously examined her claims, which were subsequently dismissed.

However, the case is now being re-examined following the woman’s recent contact with authorities.

Thames Valley Police confirmed that the woman had provided “new information in relation to the harassment and stalking allegations” last week. As such, they are actively investigating this information, refraining from commenting on the ongoing inquiry.

Thames Valley Police has jurisdiction over Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, where Russell Brand, now a self-styled lifestyle and political influencer, resides with his family.

Brand relocated to the area in 2015 and acquired The Crown pub in the nearby village of Pishill in 2020.

Notably, The Crown pub faced a temporary closure following the emergence of these allegations. It was reported that fencing was erected around the venue, with security personnel stationed both inside and outside.

However, Brand was compelled to remove the fencing after South Oxfordshire District Council deemed it “unauthorized” and initiated a planning enforcement investigation.

The Mail reached out to Russell Brand for comment, but it is unclear whether he has responded to the publication’s request.

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