British actor and comedian Russell Brand, 48, was accused by several women of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse, according to an investigation released last Saturday (16).
Thus, the first accusations were published by the Sunday Times newspaper and also the documentary “Dispatches”, by Channel 4 TV, reported that the sexual assaults (including a rape) reported by four women took place between 2006 and 2013.
As a result, on Monday (18), London police received a new report of sexual assault dating back 20 years.
Now, the police have said that since the first allegations were published and broadcast, they have received a report of an assault which had allegedly taken place in Soho, central London, in 2003.
“Police officers are in contact with the woman and will provide her with support,” said a statement from the Metropolitan Police.
The Times and Dispatches said one woman made an allegation of rape, while another said Brand assaulted her when she was 16 and still at school. Two of the accusers reported that the incidents occurred in Los Angeles.
There was no comment from Brand’s representatives following the police statement post-monday.
However, just on Saturday, the actor said he had never had non-consensual sex.
Brand, the ex-husband of US singer Katy Perry, posted a video message on social media to deny the “very serious criminal allegations” hours before they were published on Saturday.
“These allegations relate to the time when I was working in the mainstream, when I was in the newspapers all the time, when I was in movies. And, as I’ve written extensively in my books, I was very, very promiscuous,” Brand said. .
“Now, during this period of promiscuity, the relationships I had were absolutely always consensual,” Russell added.