Met police have received multiple allegations after Russell Brand accusations
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The Metropolitan Police have confirmed they've received a number of sexual offence allegations following claims made about Russell Brand in a Channel 4 documentary.
The comedian was accused of sexual assault and rape in the documentary in which a number of women came forward to speak about their experiences.
Brand immediately denied the accusations, but the Met has now confirmed it has received 'number of allegations of sexual offences in London' as well as elsewhere in the country following the report.
In a statement, police said all allegations were non-recent.
Detective Superintendent Andy Furphy, from the Met’s Central Specialist Crime Command, said: “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.
“We understand it can feel like a difficult step to take and I want to reassure that we have a team of specialist officers available to advise and support.”
The Met added that no arrests have been made, but the force will be offering specialist support to all of the women who have made allegations.
Brand, who has gained a following on social media after stepping out of the comedy spotlight, was blocked from earning advertising revenue on YouTube after the allegations came to light.
Today (25 September), he appeared to followers on the website Rumble, where he told viewers he would discuss the 'collusion between big tech and Government and an apparent concerted effort by legacy media … to silence independent media voices'.
"Obviously, it’s difficult for me to be entirely objective given the events of the last week, but that’s what we must try to do," he said.