Russell Brand is facing new allegations following a joint investigation by The Times, The Sunday Times, and Channel 4’s Dispatches, which revealed accusations of rape, sexual assault, and abuse by multiple women. The report prompted calls for Scotland Yard to investigate, with government minister Caroline Nokes emphasizing the importance of treating these allegations as a criminal matter.
London’s Metropolitan Police is now aware of these allegations and encourages potential victims to come forward. Both the BBC and Banijay, the new owners of Endemol, are conducting internal investigations into Brand’s alleged misconduct during his work for them in the mid-2000s.
Trevi Women and Children’s Charity UK, previously associated with Brand’s Stay Free Foundation, has severed ties with him. Brand’s literary agent, Tavistock Wood, has also terminated its professional relationship with him.
Russell Brand has denied the allegations, and the situation is rapidly evolving.
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, please reach out to the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or visit rainn.org for support.