Russell Brand, the renowned comedian-actor, is now the subject of a criminal investigation by London’s Metropolitan Police. The authorities have revealed that several women have come forward to publicly accuse Brand of sexual abuse that allegedly occurred years ago.
Russell Brand is facing a criminal investigation by London’s Metropolitan Police after several women came forward to accuse him of sexual abuse. Brand has staunchly denied all the allegations, and it remains to be seen whether charges will be filed as a result of the ongoing investigations.
The Metropolitan Police did not mention Brand by name in their statement on Monday, but there is no doubt that he is the focal point of this new probe. In their announcement, the police said, “Following an investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches and The Sunday Times, the Met has received a number of allegations of sexual offences in London.”
Not only are the allegations confined to London, but the police have also received reports of sexual offences in other parts of the country, which they have confirmed they will investigate as well.
While the exact nature of the investigation is not clear, it is likely related to the recent joint report published a few weeks ago. This report featured claims from four different women, some of whom alleged that Russell Brand had raped them.
Before the police’s announcement, there had been reports of a sexual assault incident in Soho, London, in 2003. The public had speculated that this incident was connected to Brand, although he has not been arrested in relation to any specific allegations at this time.
Brand has vehemently denied all the accusations against him so far. Despite the ongoing investigations, it is too early to determine whether any charges will be brought against him.