Russell Brand makes first public appearance after sexual assault allegations
Russell Brand makes first public appearance after sexual assault, emotional abuse allegations
Sep 17, 2023 by World - CBSNews.com
- His appearance came hours after three British news organizations reported that Brand has been accused of rape, sexual assault and abuse based on allegations from four women who knew him for over seven years at the height of his fame.
- Before the stories were published, Brand denied the allegations and said that all of his relationships have been consensual.
- "If anyone believes they have been the victim of a sexual assault, no matter how long ago it happened, we would encourage them to contact police," Metropolitan Police communications officer Callum Jones said, adding that the department was in touch with the Sunday Times and Channel 4.
- Brand rose to fame as a stand-up comic in Britain in the early 2000s, earning starring roles on Channel 4 and BBC Radio, where he capitalized on his reputation for outrageous behavior and risque banter.
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