Russell Brand accused of sexual assault; comedian denies allegations
Russell Brand accused of sexual assault, emotional abuse; comedian denies allegations
Sep 17, 2023 by World - CBSNews.com
- Entertainment Updated on: September 16, 2023 / 9:47 PM / AP Russell Brand accused of sexual assault Multiple women accuse Russell Brand of sexual assault, emotional abuse 00:19 Three British news organizations reported Saturday that comedian and social influencer Russell Brand has been accused of rape, sexual assault and abuse based on allegations from four women who knew him over a seven-year period at the height of his fame.
- Brand denied the allegations and said that all of his relationships have been consensual.
- Jeff Spicer/Getty Images Before the stories were published, Brand posted a video online denying the allegations, which had been outlined in two "extremely disturbing letters" from a "mainstream media" television company and a newspaper.
- Brand rose to fame as a stand-up comic in Britain in the early 2000s, which led to starring roles on Channel 4 and later BBC Radio, where he capitalized on a reputation for outrageous behavior and risque banter.
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