Russell Brand, a 48-year-old British actor who has become an anti-establishment (non-conformist) influencer on social networks, is the target of a complaint filed in October in New York and made public Friday evening for alleged acts of sexual assault in 2010 on the set of a film in the American megalopolis.
The complaint in the New York State Supreme Court, a trial court, follows accusations and investigations in September and October by media and police in the United Kingdom of rape, sexual assault and violence. psychological by several women. Mr Russell has rejected the allegations at home, saying his relationships had always been “consensual”. The facts allegedly occurred between 2006 and 2013.
In New York, the alleged sexual assault on the complainant, an anonymous woman whom American justice calls "Jane Doe", allegedly took place on July 7, 2010 on the set of the comedy Arthur released in 2011, according to the complaint signed on July 7. last October but the copy of which recorded by the New York court registry is dated Friday.
The complaint also targets Warner Bros. studios and entertainment groups. Pictures, Warner Bros. Discovery, MBST Entertainment, BenderSpink and Langley Park Pictures. The complainant accuses in the court document “Russell of sexually assaulting her” on July 7, 2010.
“Prior to the assault, Mr. Brand was visibly drugged, smelled of alcohol and had a bottle of vodka on set. He then showed me his penis, in full view of the cast and crew,” according to “Jane Doe.” She then says the sexual assault happened later the same day while she was in the bathroom. “Brand came in behind me and attacked me while a member of the production team was watching the door,” accuses the complainant.
“Jane Doe”, who wishes to remain anonymous, also writes feeling “shame” and “fear” since the alleged facts more than 13 years ago, feelings which “have caused irreversible damage to (her) Mental Health". She says she fears “retaliation” in particular from millions of fans and subscribers on the American Trip actor’s social networks.
At the end of September in the United Kingdom, Russell Brand defended himself on social media where he is followed by millions of people, he criticized the British government for asking technology platforms to take action against him.