Russell Brand has been accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse by four women.
The 48-year-old comedian, who is expecting his third child with his wife Laura Gallacher, is alleged to have committed the offenses over a seven-year period, from 2006 to 2013, when he was at the height of his fame.
Hours before the allegations came to light, Russell offered a categorical denial in a video posted on X, where he has 11.1 million followers, and on his YouTube channel, where he has 6.6 million. of fans.
The allegations are the result of a joint investigation by The Sunday Times and The Times newspapers, as well as Channel 4 Dispatches, which is airing a special documentary into the allegations on Saturday at 9pm UK time (16.09.23).
The episode was originally billed untitled as “Dispatches Special”, with the following description: “A 90-minute Dispatches investigative special.” »
But it was revealed that the episode is titled “Russell Brand: In Plain Sight: Dispatches.”
It is announced as follows: “Dispatches investigates Russell Brand’s treatment of women.”
Russell is suspected of carrying out the allegations against him while
was a presenter for BBC Radio 2 and Channel 4, then an actor in Hollywood, with hit films such as ‘Get Him to the Greek’ and ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’.