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UK Police Launch Sexual Abuse Investigation Into Russell Brand

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Russell Brand, the comedian and podcaster who was accused of publicly sexually abusing 4 women, has a new twist in his ongoing controversy. The Times and Sunday Times published articles on the allegations. Brand is now the subject of an investigation by UK law enforcement.

Allegations include sexual assault and even rape. Brand allegedly had a sexual relationship when the accuser was 16 years old. So far, each woman who has made allegations remains anonymous.

British police have opened a sex crimes investigation triggered by news reports about comedian Russell Brand.

The Metropolitan Police in London said on Monday that they had “received several allegations of sexual offenses” following a TV documentary and newspaper investigation. The Metropolitan Police said that no arrests have been made.

Brand, 48 denies accusations of sexual assault by four women made in a Channel 4 TV documentary, The Times, and Sunday Times newspapers. One of the accusers, who has not been identified, said that she was sexually abused by him during a 16-year-old relationship. Brand is accused of raping another woman in Los Angeles, in 2012.

In its statement, the police force didn’t name Brand but instead referred to recent articles and a documentary. The police force said that detectives were looking into allegations of “non-recent” sexual crimes, both in London as well as elsewhere.

The law enforcement agency said that it had received allegations of sexual crimes committed in other parts of the country. It will also investigate them.

Brand has repeatedly denied the allegations and claimed that they were motivated by a desire to silence his anti-establishment voice on digital platforms.

A concerted attempt has been made to limit the audience of his podcast in response to the allegations. YouTube demonetized the comedian’s channel recently, causing him to move his platform to Rumble, a video-sharing website. Rumble was also under pressure to demonetize Brand’s content. A member of parliament sent a letter asking the company if it would continue to attack Brand’s material. The company refused.

Russell Brand’s accusations have rekindled a conversation about the appropriate response of the media, public, and digital platforms when serious allegations are made against prominent public figures. Some argue that the mere existence of accusations, no matter how credible they may be, should result in the immediate removal of an individual from their platform. Some argue that this kind of action can result in someone getting punished for something they didn’t do.

A second factor is the political one. This is a clear attempt to silence Brand’s voice, regardless of his guilt or innocence. The same media outlets that are promoting the news of the allegations are also the ones that vilified him as a “far right” influencer, even though he doesn’t identify himself as conservative. It is important to debate this issue, especially when the same people will ignore similar stories if they involve someone who follows the rules. Brand is likely to continue speaking out about Rumble, regardless of the outcome. The market will react if the accusations seem to have enough credence.

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