Metropolitan Police Investigates Sexual Assault Report Linked to Russell Brand Scandal

Metropolitan Police Investigates Sexual Assault Report Linked to Russell Brand Scandal

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Investigation Initiated by Metropolitan Police

The Metropolitan Police has received a report of a sexual assault alleged to have occurred in Soho, London, in 2003.

This development follows the recent exposure of allegations against comedian Russell Brand, which include claims of sexual offenses.

The Sunday Times and Channel 4’s Dispatches collaborated in uncovering these allegations.

New Allegations Amidst Growing Controversy


Over the weekend, Russell Brand faced multiple accusations of abusive and predatory behavior, spanning from 2006 to 2013.

These allegations encompass rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse, among others.

Brand vehemently denies these allegations, asserting that all his relationships were consensual.

Metropolitan Police’s Response

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police acknowledged their awareness of the allegations made in The Sunday Times and Channel 4’s Dispatches report.


They confirmed that on September 17, 2023, they received a report of a sexual assault alleged to have occurred in Soho in 2003.

Police officers are in contact with the woman who reported the incident and are providing her with support.

The police have taken proactive steps to ensure that individuals who believe they have been victims of sexual offenses know how to report such incidents.

Encouraging Victims to Speak Out

The Metropolitan Police emphasizes the importance of anyone who believes they may have been a victim of a sexual offense, regardless of when it occurred, to come forward and report it.


This statement underscores the commitment to addressing allegations of sexual misconduct and providing support to survivors.

Growing Controversy Surrounding Russell Brand

The allegations against Russell Brand have triggered a significant public response.

The Times and Sunday Times reported that “several women” have come forward with undisclosed allegations regarding Brand’s behavior during the early 2000s.

While these allegations have not been formally investigated, they will now be subjected to rigorous scrutiny.


Internal Investigations by Media Outlets

Both the BBC and Channel 4 have initiated internal investigations in response to separate accusations of predatory behavior by Russell Brand towards staff and audience members during his employment with these broadcasters.

Channel 4 has removed all programs associated with Brand from its website.

Netflix Urged to Take Action

Netflix has faced calls to remove Russell Brand’s comedy special, titled “Re:Birth,” from its streaming catalog due to the ongoing controversy.


The allegations against Brand have stirred significant debate and scrutiny within the entertainment industry.

Russell Brand’s Strong Denial

Russell Brand has consistently denied any wrongdoing and has attributed the allegations to what he perceives as “baroque attacks” by the mainstream media.

The controversy surrounding Brand has prompted investigations by both law enforcement and media organizations.

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