Russell Brand, the British actor and comic, has been accused of raping and sexually abusing 4 girls through the peak of his recognition between 2006 and 2013.
The Times of London and Channel 4 Dispatches revealed the stunning allegations in a joint investigation revealed on Saturday.
One of the alleged victims, Nadia, mentioned that Brand raped her “against a wall” in his residence in Los Angeles in July 2012. This was solely 5 months after he divorced Katy Perry, the pop icon, whom he had married in October 2010 in a lavish ceremony at a tiger sanctuary in India.
Nadia went to a rape disaster middle on the identical day of the alleged assault, and her medical data have been cited by the newspaper and community.
Another girl claimed that Brand groomed her and sexually abused her when she was 16 years outdated. She mentioned that he was 31 on the time and referred to as her “the child”. She additionally mentioned that he assaulted her throughout their “emotionally abusive and controlling” relationship that lasted for 3 months.
Brand and Perry cut up up after 14 months of marriage in December 2011, when Brand despatched Perry a textual content message saying he was divorcing her. Perry was about to carry out on stage when she obtained the message.
Perry advised Vogue in 2013 that she had not heard from Brand since then. She additionally mentioned that he didn’t like her being the “boss” and that he was “really hurtful, and… very controlling.”
The ‘Dark Horse’ singer, who’s now a decide on ‘American Idol’, met Brand in 2009 when she was filming a cameo for his film ‘Get Him to the Greek.’ They began courting after assembly once more on the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
Brand cited “irreconcilable differences” with Perry in his divorce papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. He then dated Jemima Khan, a British socialite and filmmaker.
The ‘Arthur’ actor denied the allegations in a web-based video launched on Saturday earlier than the report got here out.
“Amidst this litany of astonishing, rather baroque attacks, are some very serious allegations that I absolutely refute,” he mentioned. He added that the claims have been from a interval when he was “very, very promiscuous”, which he mentioned he wrote “about extensively in my books.”
He additionally mentioned that “the relationships I had were absolutely, always consensual.”