Tyla

To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK
Advert
Advert
Advert

Russell Brand accused of rape after investigation

Gregory Robinson

Published 
| Last updated 

Russell Brand accused of rape after investigation

Featured Image Credit: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images/Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

WARNING: This article contains details of sexual assault and rape.

Russell Brand has been accused of rape by four women following a bombshell investigation.

Loading…

The comedian, 48, has vehemently denied the allegations and said his relationships have been consensual ahead of the publication of an article on Saturday afternoon featuring joint investigation by Channel 4 show, Dispatches, and The Times.

Advert

The four women have made allegations against Brand pertaining to a period between 2006 and 2013, whilst he was employed by the BBC, Channel 4, and acting in Hollywood films.

One of the alleged victims was just 16-years-old at the time.

One woman alleges that the British comedian raped her against a wall in his home in Los Angeles. She was treated at a rape crisis centre the same day, according to medical records.

Russell Brand preemptively denied the accusations against him. Credit: Russell Brand/YouTube
Russell Brand preemptively denied the accusations against him. Credit: Russell Brand/YouTube
Advert

She later sent him a text explaining that she felt she had been taken advantage of, adding: “When a girl say[s] NO it means no,” to which Brand allegedly replied and said he was ‘very sorry’.

A second woman said Brand assaulted her when she was 16 and still at school and he allegedly referred to her as ‘the child’ during a relationship that lasted for about three months.

She claimed that he ‘forced his penis down her throat’, making her choke.


Advert

After she tried to push him off, she says she had to punch him in the stomach to make him stop.

A third woman alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Brand while working with him in Los Angeles and claimed she was threatened by him if she took legal action or told anyone about her allegations.

A fourth woman also alleges she was sexually assaulted by Brand and that he was physically and emotionally abusive towards her.

Advert
Four women have come forward with allegations against the comedian. Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Four women have come forward with allegations against the comedian. Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

The women have chosen to remain anonymous.

Brand now has millions of followers online, including 6.6 million subscribers on YouTube, where he posted a video preemptively denying the accusations against him.

While accusing the media of planning a coordinated attack against him in his YouTube denial, he said: "Amidst this litany of astonishing, rather baroque attacks are some very serious allegations that I absolutely refute.

Advert

"Now, during that time of promiscuity, the relationships I had were absolutely always consensual. I was always transparent about that then, almost too transparent, and I'm being transparent about it now as well."

Tyla has approached Brand's representatives for comment.

For information or support, contact thesurvivorstrust.org

Topics: Celebrity, News, UK News, Russell Brand

Gregory Robinson
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Entertainment

JLS star Aston Merrygold announces birth of third child and reveals adorable name

7 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

The new tense thriller series set in a world where men aren't allowed outside between 7pm and 7am

2 days ago