Woman accuses Russell Brand of exposing himself to her and laughing about it on radio show
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Warning: This article contains details of alleged sexual assault and rape
A woman has come forward and accused Russell Brand of exposing himself to her before referencing the incident on a BBC Radio 2 show.
Four different women came forward with their accusations, and incidents are said to have taken place between 2006 and 2013.
Brand has denied all the claims brought against him, stating that his relationships were 'always consensual' and that the report was a 'coordinated attack' against him.
Since the initial allegations surfaced, another woman has come forward to accuse the comedian of sexual misconduct.
However, as per BBC, this is the first time that Brand has been accused and then heard appearing to discuss the incident shortly afterwards.
The woman - referred to by BBC News as ‘Olivia’ - apparently opened the door to Brand and his team on 16 June 2008.
Brand was in the building at the time to pre-record segments for Radio 2’s The Russell Brand Show.
It’s said that later the woman went to the bathroom and while ‘squatting’ to go through a medicine cabinet, she felt someone behind her.
She said: “I was startled and got up and I realised it was the man that I'd let in - Russell.”
The woman then claims Brand said: "Oh, I think you're a bit alright. I think you're a bit of alright,” before saying he wanted to call her ‘Betty’.
After telling the comedian her name was not Betty, the now-48-year-old reportedly said that he was ‘gonna f*** her’.
“And I said: 'No, you're not’,” she continued.
As per the publication, the woman claimed that Brand ‘pulled out his penis on his hand and pretty much served it to her as you would be serving someone some food’.
However, upon allegedly hearing someone from the Radio 2 team calling him, Brand ‘put his penis back in his trousers’ and left.
Following the incident, the anonymous woman claimed to have texted a BBC employee about it. However, he apparently already knew because Brand had been discussing it in the studio.
In a transcript, shared by the BBC, comedy writer Matt Morgan and Brand decided to discuss the scene in a pre-recorded segment, which later aired.
Morgan opened by saying: “It's been 25 minutes since he showed his willy to a lady.”
The Forgetting Sarah Marshall actor replied: “Very easy to judge! Very easy to judge!”
The former then referred to the woman as a ‘receptionist’ before saying: "He got told off for ringing a bell, minutes later he's showing his willy.”
The woman later said that she felt ‘ashamed’ when she heard the conversation and hoped that someone would eventually contact her when the segment aired on 21 June 2008.
It’s said that in 2019, managers at the broadcasting house approached her, but that no formal action was taken.
Speaking to LADbible, a spokesperson from the BBC said: “We’re very sorry to hear of these allegations and we will look into them. We are conducting a review to look at allegations of this nature and if the woman who has shared her story is willing to speak to us, we would be very keen to hear from her and anyone else who may have information.
“A key part of the review is to understand what complaints were made at the time, if there was knowledge of Russell Brand’s conduct while he worked on BBC radio, and what was done as a result. We will of course speak to the bureau team and anyone who was working there in 2008 as part of this.
“Further, the Director General has been very clear that some broadcasts from that period were, and are, inexcusable and totally unacceptable, and would never be aired today.”
Morgan said of his professional relationship with Brand after the original allegations of sexual assault were published: "I stopped working with Russell Brand several years ago. During the time I worked with him, I was never aware of any allegations of serious sexual misconduct against him.
"I absolutely condemn all forms of mistreatment of women. Looking back on the time I spent working on radio at the BBC, I am regretful to learn that a show I was part of made colleagues uncomfortable at times."
LADbible has reached out to representatives of Russell Brand and Matt Morgan.