The investigation against British actor Russell Brand, accused of rape and sexual assault by several women, has been expanded after new accusations, according to BBC information on Monday, partly confirmed by the police.
After the London police, it is the Thames Valley police, covering an area to the west of the British capital, which is investigating the actions of Russell Brand, a provocative 48-year-old comedian who has become an anti-establishment influencer on social networks, where millions of subscribers follow him.
In mid-September, the Sunday Times and Channel 4 television revealed the accusations of four women against him, one concerning rape and the others of sexual assault and psychological violence. The comedian has rejected the allegations, saying his relationships have always been “consensual.” The events allegedly occurred between 2006 and 2013. London police then said they had received “a number of accusations” of sexual assault, relating to “non-recent” facts.
On Monday, following reports published by the BBC, a spokesperson for Thames Valley Police confirmed that they had received "new information regarding allegations of harassment dating back to 2018”. The police spokesperson, who indicated that the reports were under investigation, did not confirm that they concerned Russell Brand. According to the BBC, this woman had already contacted the police to complain on several occasions between 2018 and 2022 but no action had been taken. For his part, Russell Brand also allegedly accused the woman of harassment against him in 2017.