BBC opens internal investigation following rape allegations against comedian Russell Brand

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British comedian and actor Russell Brandwinner of a Bafta and three British Comedy Awards, has been accused of raping and sexually assaulting four women (one of them when she was 16 years old) in a joint investigation by The Sunday Times y Channel 4the television that launched him to fame.

Brand, 47 years old, remarried and father of two children with Laura Gallacher (He was previously married to the singer Katy Perry) categorically denied “the litany of outrageous and aggressive attacks” leveled at him and went on casually with his performance at a Wembley theater on Saturday night.

The news about the multiple accusations of sexual assault during a period of seven years, which coincided with his greatest successes on both sides of the Atlantic, however caused a great impact in the United Kingdom, where he is associated with the hard left wing of the Labor Party.

The first accusation dates back to 2006, when Brand was 31 years old and his alleged victim was just 16.. The woman, who has hidden her identity, told The Sunday Times how she got involved in “an emotionally abusive relationship” three months with the comedian, who supposedly He forced her to perform oral sex until she vomited and systematically lying to her parents about the relationship when she was a minor.

The woman claims to have contacted Brand’s agency at that time, Taviatock Wood, to alert them about the behavior of the actor, accused of rape months later by a woman in Los Angeles in his own home. The second victim claimed to have gone to an assistance center for raped women that same day. She did not report him to the police, but she sent him a devastating message: «When a girl says NO, it means no».

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