In a recent development, renowned comedian Russell Brand has found himself at the center of a police investigation as he was called in for questioning by the London Metropolitan Police.
The authorities confirmed the attendance of a man in his forties who was interviewed under protocol in relation to three non-recent sexual offences.
These allegations come in the wake of previous claims dating back to 2006-2013, where accusations of rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse were made against Brand.
The Metropolitan Police spokesperson revealed, "A man in his 40s attended a police station in South London on Thursday, November 16, 2023. He was interviewed under caution by detectives in relation to three non-recent sexual offences. Enquiries continue."
Initial reports of the accusations surfaced on September 16 through Channel 4's Dispatches, The Times, and The Sunday Times.
These reports quoted the experiences of four women who came forward with claims of sexual assault allegedly committed by Russell Brand. Simultaneously, two additional accounts were reported to the BBC, although the nature of these recent complaints has not been specified.
In the aftermath of these serious allegations, Russell Brand faced further repercussions as YouTube decided to demonetize his channel, citing a violation of its "creator responsibility policy." The move has added to the comedian's challenges, impacting his income from the popular video-sharing platform.
Despite the mounting controversy, the 48-year-old comedian remains steadfast in his denial of the accusations. Brand asserts that his "past relationships have always been consensual." As the investigation unfolds, the public awaits further developments in this high-profile case that has left both fans and critics watching closely.