UK: Brand denies media allegations of sex assaults

Source: Reuters

“British comedian and actor Russell Brand has denied any criminal wrongdoing as the Sunday Times newspaper reported four women had accused him of sexual assaults, including rape, during a seven-year period when he was at the height of his fame. Brand, 48, the former husband of U.S. singer Katy Perry, issued a denial to unspecified ‘very serious criminal allegations’ hours before they were published online by the newspaper on Saturday. The Sunday Times did not say if any of the women had made complaints to the police. Reuters was unable to reach Brand’s representatives for further response after the paper’s report was published.” (09/17/23)