Comedian Russell Brand has been interviewed by Metropolitan Police detectives about alleged historical sexual offenses said to have taken place during the height of his fame.
Scotland Yard confirmed that a man in his 40s had attended a south London police station on Thursday, where he was being questioned in relation to three “non-recent” sexual offences.
He was interviewed on condition of anonymity by detectives while the investigation continues. Brad, 48, has repeatedly denied the allegations and described them as “a litany of extremely blatant and aggressive attacks”.
According to the Times, these allegations are different from those detailed The Sunday Times and Channel 4′Dispatches in their investigation into the BBC presenter, where four women claimed he had sexually abused them between 2006 and 2013.
It included having sex with a 16-year-old girl, raping a woman in Los Angeles and threatening a woman with legal action after he sexually assaulted her in his bedroom.
In September, police said they were investigating multiple reports of sex offences, while possible victims had also contacted forces in other parts of the country.
After the claims against Brand were published on September 16, a woman contacted the Met to accuse the actor of sexually assaulting her in Soho in 2003.
Detective Superintendent Andy Furphy, who is leading the investigation, said later: “We continue to encourage anyone who believes they may have been the victim of a sexual offence, regardless of how long ago it was, to contact us.”
He added: “We understand that it can be a difficult step to take and I want to reassure you that we have a team of specialist officers available for advice and support.”
The BBC also said it was investigating five complaints about his behavior which allegedly took place while working as one of their presenters.
In a video posted on his YouTube channel shortly before the allegations were made public, Bradt said that “amongst this litany of astonishing, rather baroque attacks there are some very serious allegations which I absolutely deny”.
He has since suggested that he is the target of a “war on free speech” and that there was a “serious and concerted agenda” to silence him and his controversial platforms.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “A man in his forties attended a police station in south London on Thursday 16 November 2023.
“He was interviewed under caution by detectives in relation to three non-recent sex offences. Investigations are ongoing.”