According to sources, detectives from Scotland Yard have questioned Russell Brand regarding accusations of sexual misconduct.
The comedian and actor was reportedly questioned by authorities at a police station in south London last week.
The police did not reveal the identity of Brand, but they did confirm that they are investigating allegations after a report by Channel 4 and the Sunday Times. According to a spokesperson, a man in his 40s voluntarily went to a police station on November 16, 2023 in south London. He was questioned by detectives regarding three sexual offenses that occurred in the past. The investigation is ongoing.
The company has rejected accusations of severe criminal behavior and intense, hostile attacks, stating that they strongly deny these claims.
A collaborative media inquiry into Brand, who is 48 years old, revealed in September that four women claimed he sexually assaulted them during his peak years in the industry from 2006 to 2013. This was when he worked as a presenter for BBC and Channel 4, as well as an actor in Hollywood.
The brand has denied the accusations and stated that all of their relationships were consensual.
The BBC announced last week that, following a review, five complaints have been filed regarding Brand’s conduct while he was hosting BBC radio shows from 2006 to 2008.
In September, the Metropolitan Police stated that following an investigation by Dispatches and Sunday Times, they have received multiple reports of sexual offenses in London. They have also received reports of sexual offenses that occurred in other parts of the country and will be looking into these as well. All of the reported offenses are from past incidents.
Channel 4 is currently carrying out an internal investigation, as Brand previously served as a presenter for the channel.
Banijay UK, a different company, has initiated a probe as well. Banijay acquired Endemol, the production company responsible for shows where Brand was featured in the early 2000s such as Big Brother’s Big Mouth, in 2020.
The company has been asked to provide a statement.