ussell Brand is on the centre of separate inner investigations by Channel 4 and manufacturing firm Banijay UK following allegations of significant misconduct, whereas the BBC stated it’s “urgently wanting into the problems raised”.
The comic and actor is dealing with sexual assault allegations from 4 ladies which allegedly occurred between 2006 and 2013, in addition to claims of controlling, abusive and predatory behaviour, following a joint investigation by The Sunday Times, The Times and Channel 4 Dispatches.
Model vehemently denies the allegations and stated all of his relationships have been “consensual”, in a video posted on-line.
Here’s a timeline of the allegations made towards Model:
A lady claims she was sexually assaulted by Model throughout a three-month relationship when she was 16 and nonetheless in school in 2006.
The lady described his behaviour in direction of her as “grooming”, alleging he would supply her with scripts on deceive her dad and mom into permitting her to go to him.
A lady alleges Model sexually assaulted her and was bodily and emotionally abusive in direction of her throughout a six-month relationship.
She made the allegations in a ebook printed in 2014 and advised The Sunday Occasions she stands by her account throughout its investigation.
A lady alleges that Model raped her at his Los Angeles residence on July 1, 2012.
A lady claims that Model sexually assaulted her whereas she labored with him in Los Angeles and threatened to take authorized motion if she advised anybody of the allegation.
The lady who claims she was sexually assaulted by Model throughout a three-month relationship when she was 16, contacts his literary agent on the time, who was additionally the co-founder of expertise company Tavistock Wooden.
A press release given to the PA information company by Tavistock Wooden stated: “Russell Model categorically and vehemently denied the allegation made in 2020, however we now imagine we had been horribly misled by him. TW has terminated all skilled ties to Model.”
Model posts a video posted on-line saying all of his relationships have been consensual, earlier than accusing the media of a “co-ordinated assault”.
He added: “Amidst this litany of astonishing, moderately baroque assaults are some very critical allegations that I completely refute.”
A joint investigation by The Occasions, Sunday Occasions and Channel 4 Dispatches is printed, detailing allegations made towards Model.
A 90-minute Channel 4 Dispatches particular titled Russell Model: In Plain Sight airs, by which the 4 unidentified ladies element their allegations, whereas different ladies converse of their experiences of working with Model on TV units.
The particular sees him accused of pursuing viewers members for intercourse whereas presenting Massive Brother spin-off reveals EFourum and Massive Brother’s Massive Mouth on Channel 4, whereas different allegations associated to when he was a radio presenter for the BBC.
A researcher claims issues about Model’s behaviour had been reported to manufacturing managers at Endemol, the corporate commissioned by Channel 4 to supply the programmes in 2004 and 2005, however had been dismissed.
Channel 4 proclaims it’s conducting “its personal inner investigation” after the allegations about Model, and encourages “anybody who’s conscious of such behaviour” to contact them.
Manufacturing firm Banijay UK, which purchased Endemol in 2020, additionally proclaims it’s launching an “pressing inner investigation” in gentle of the allegations and equally encouraging “anyone who feels that they had been affected by Model’s behaviour whereas engaged on these productions” to contact them.
The BBC says it’s “urgently wanting into the problems raised” whereas Model labored on BBC radio programmes between 2006 and 2008, having first appeared on BBC 6 Music in April 2006 earlier than he was moved to Radio 2 that November.
The Metropolitan Police says the drive will converse to The Sunday Occasions and Channel 4 to make sure “any victims of crime who they’ve spoken with are conscious of how they could report any felony allegations to police”.
A spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Division (LAPD) says they don’t have an open investigation into Model, and one other confirms there have been no arrests following two allegations which might be stated to have occurred within the US.
The Occasions stated it has been contacted by “a number of ladies” with claims about Model since publication of the unique allegations.
It stated their allegations haven’t but been investigated and “will now be rigorously checked”.