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Metropolitan Police confirm that they have received a complaint about Russell Brand

Metropolitan Police confirm that they have received a complaint about Russell Brand

It comes after the Dispatches documentary, which claimed that Brand assault four women at the height of his fame

The Metropolitan Police have received a complaint of an alleged sexual assault in Soho in 2003 following the allegations against Russell Brand.

It follows reports that Brand allegedly assaulted four women.

The news broke over the weekend, after a joint investigation by The Times and Channel 4's Dispatches.

Police have received a complaint about Russell Brand.
Getty/Kevin Mazur
In a statement about the complaint, a spokesperson for the Met said: "We are aware of reporting by The Sunday Times and Channel 4's Dispatches about allegations of sexual offences.

"On Sunday, 17 September, the Met received a report of a sexual assault which was alleged to have taken place in Soho in central London in 2003. Officers are in contact with the woman and will be providing her with support.

"We first spoke with The Sunday Times on Saturday, 16 September and have since made further approaches to The Sunday Times and Channel 4 to ensure that anyone who believes they have been the victim of a sexual offence is aware of how to report this to the police.

"We continue to encourage anyone who believes they may have been a victim of a sexual offence, no matter how long ago it was, to contact us."

Brand was the subject of a shocking documentary.
Getty/Mat Hayward

Over the weekend, Brand was accused of assaulting four women at the height of his fame in an article in The Times.

Part of a joint investigation with Dispatches, there was also a follow-up documentary which detailed the alleged assaults by the comedian.

One claimed that she was just 16 at the time, with Brand in his thirties.

Airing on Saturday night (16 September), there were testimonies from three other women - with the incidents happening between 2006 and 2013.

During the documentary, one woman stated that she'd been subjected to emotional and physical abuse by the comedian.

Another later alleged that she'd been threatened with legal action following her assault - which reportedly happened while she worked with Brand.

The fourth also claimed to have been raped by the TV personality in his then-LA home.

Those involved remained anonymous, but journalists claimed that they had accessed texts and medical notes during their extensive investigation.

Brand released a statement about the alleged assaults.
YouTube/Russell Brand

Ahead of the documentary being aired, Brand denied the allegations and uploaded a statement on his YouTube channel.

He told his followers: "Now, this isn't the usual type of video we make on this channel where we critique, attack and undermine the news in all its corruption because in this story, I am the news.

"I've received two extremely disturbing letters or a letter and an email. One from a mainstream media TV company, one from a newspaper listing a litany of extremely egregious and aggressive attacks, as well as some pretty stupid stuff like my community festival should be stopped, that I shouldn't be able to attack mainstream media narratives on this channel.

"But amidst this litany of astonishing rather baroque attacks, are some very serious allegations that I absolutely refute."

LADbible has contacted Russell Brand's representatives for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Getty Images for The Recording Academy Twitter / Russell Brand

Topics: Russell Brand, Crime, Celebrity