LONDON (AP) — British police have interviewed comedian Russell Brand over three alleged sex crimes, British media reported Sunday.
The Sunday Times and BBC said that Brand (48 years old) was interviewed last week at a police station in London.
Without naming Brand, the Metropolitan Police said: “A man in his 40s attended a police station in south London on Thursday 16 November 2023. He was questioned under caution by investigators in relation to three non-recent sexual offences. Investigations are continuing.”
British police do not mention the names of the suspects who have not been arrested and charged. “Under caution” means the interview was recorded and could be used in future prosecutions.
In September, The Times, The Sunday Times and Channel 4 said that four women had come forward with allegations of sexual assault against Brand. They date back to the period between 2006 and 2013, when Brand was a big star in Britain and increasingly popular in the United States.
He denies all these allegations, saying that his relationships were “always consensual.”
Two British police forces, the Metropolitan Police and Thames Valley Police, launched investigations into Brand after the allegations became public.
The label was dropped by a talent agent and publisher after the allegations became public, and a series of live dates were cancelled.
The BBC and other media companies conducted reviews of his behavior and their response.
Known for his wild and loud routines, Brand has hosted radio and television shows, written a memoir charting his battles with drugs and alcohol, appeared in several Hollywood films, and was briefly married to pop star Katy Perry between 2010 and 2012.
In recent years, Brand has largely disappeared from mainstream media, but she has gained a large following online through videos mixing health and conspiracy theories.