Comedian Russell Brand Under Investigation for ‘Non-Recent’ Sexual Offences: Met Police Statement

Comedian Russell Brand Under Investigation for ‘Non-Recent’ Sexual Offences: Met Police Statement

Met Police Interview Russell Brand Over Historical Sex Offences

This week, comedian Russell Brand faced questioning by Met Police detectives concerning allegations of historical sex offences.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed that a man in his 40s, believed to be Russell Brand, was interviewed under caution at a south London police station regarding three ‘non-recent’ sexual offences.

Background and Allegations

Brand, 48, was urged to come forward after facing accusations of sexual assault and rape from four women, as revealed in an investigation by The Sunday Times and Channel 4 Dispatches.

Scotland Yard initiated a probe in September, investigating multiple allegations involving sexual offences after victims from London and other parts of the UK contacted the police.

Police Statement and Investigation Continuation

A Met Police spokesman confirmed the recent interview, stating that the man attended a police station in south London on November 16, 2023.

The investigation into the three non-recent sexual offences is ongoing, with detectives conducting further inquiries.

Additional Complaints and BBC Review

Prior to the recent police questioning, two more complaints, ‘not of a serious sexual nature,’ were lodged against Brand, according to the BBC.

This followed a review into his behavior by the broadcaster. Brand has consistently denied allegations of rape and sexual assault, maintaining that his relationships were always consensual.

Details of Previous Allegations

The allegations Russell Brand is being questioned over differ from those made by four women in September. The initial accusations included claims of abusive and predatory behavior, including one rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse, spanning from 2006 to 2013.

Response and Denial

Russell Brand has denied the allegations, emphasizing that his relationships were consensual during the mentioned period.

He questioned whether there might be another agenda at play, considering the severity of the accusations.

Metropolitan Police Investigation and Collaboration

The ongoing inquiry involves specialized officers collaborating with Scotland Yard to investigate the ‘non-recent’ allegations against Russell Brand.

The investigation encourages any potential victims to come forward, emphasizing the availability of specialist officers for support.

Recent Lawsuit and Public Outing

Brand faced a recent lawsuit alleging sexual assault on the set of ‘Arthur’ in 2010. This marked the first court-level accusation against him.

Despite the ongoing controversy, he was seen last week, making a public appearance for the first time since being accused.

Continued Scrutiny and Developments

The public outing occurred just days before the BBC revealed five complaints against Brand, including an allegation of misconduct reported in 2019 and two complaints made between 2006 and 2008 during his tenure as a radio presenter.

The ongoing scrutiny and multiple complaints continue to unfold, with updates expected as the investigations progress.

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