The BBC opens an internal investigation after rape accusations against comedian Russell Brand | EUROtoday

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A journalistic investigation has uncovered not less than 4 allegations of sexual abuse against Katy Perry’s former accomplice. One of the victims accuses him of sexual assault when she was a minor

Russell Brand
The comedian and actor Russell Brand, in an archive picture.E. M.
  • United Kingdom Russell Brand, applauded at his first present after being accused of sexual assault

The British comedian and actor Russell Brandwinner of a Bafta and three British Comedy Awards, has been accused of raping and sexually assaulting 4 ladies (certainly one of them when she was 16 years outdated) in a joint investigation by The Sunday Times y Channel 4the tv that made him well-known.

Brand, 47 years outdated, remarried and father of two kids with Laura Gallacher (He was beforehand married to the singer Katy Perry) categorically denied the litany of outrageous and aggressive assaults leveled at him and went on casually together with his efficiency at a Wembley theater on Saturday evening.

The information concerning the a number of accusations of sexual assault throughout a interval of seven years, which coincided together with his best successes on either side of the Atlantic, nevertheless precipitated an amazing influence within the United Kingdom, the place he’s related to the arduous left wing of the Labor Party.

The first accusation dates again to 2006, when Brand was 31 years outdated and his alleged sufferer was barely 16.. The lady, who has hidden her id, narrates to The Sunday Times how she received concerned in an emotionally abusive relationship of three months with the comedian, who supposedly He pressured her to carry out oral intercourse till she vomited and systematically mendacity to her mother and father concerning the relationship when she was a minor.

The lady claims to have contacted Brand’s company at the moment, Taviatock Wood, to alert them concerning the habits of the actor, accused of rape months later by a lady in Los Angeles in his own residence. The second sufferer claimed to have gone that very same day to a middle for help for raped ladies. She didn’t report him to the police, however she despatched him a devastating message: When a lady says NO, it means no.

A 3rd lady claimed to have suffered a sexual assault by Russell additionally in Los Angeles, when she was working with him he tried to kiss her and take off her garments whereas she resisted with screams and hits. The fourth incident occurred in a lodge in Manchester. The alleged sufferer claims that Brand behaved in a way emotionally and bodily abusive along with her.

The information has created a stir as a result of monumental reputation of the comedian, who additionally labored for the MTVfor the BBC and for the large Hollywood studios. British public tv introduced on Sunday the opening of an internal investigation into the accusations, which have resurrected the ghost of Jimmy Savilethe comedian accused (after his loss of life) of dozens of abuses of minors.