Comedian Russell Brand has been questioned by British police over three alleged sexual offences, British media reported on Sunday.
The Sunday Times and the BBC said Brand, 48, was questioned last week at a London police station.
Without naming Brand, the Metropolitan Police said that “a man in his 40s attended a south London police station on Thursday 16 November 2023. He was interviewed under caution by detectives in relation to three non-recent sexual offenses. “
British police are not naming suspects who have not been arrested or charged. “Subject” means that the interview was recorded and may be used in future prosecutions.
In September, the Times and Sunday Times newspapers and Channel 4 television said four women had made allegations of sexual assault against Brand. They dated from the period between 2006 and 2013, when Brand was a major star in Britain with growing visibility in the United States.
He denies all of these allegations, saying his relationships were “always consensual.”
Two British police forces, the Metropolitan Police and Thames Valley Police, launched an investigation into Brand after the allegations were published.
Brand was dropped by his talent agent and publisher after the allegations became public, and a series of live dates were canceled.
The BBC and other media companies he worked for launched investigations into his behavior and their response.
Known for his wild and risky stand-up routines, Brand has hosted radio and television shows, written a memoir chronicling his battles with drugs and alcohol, appeared in several Hollywood films, and was briefly married to pop star Katy Perry between 2010 and 2012.
In recent years, Brand has largely disappeared from mainstream media, but has built a large following online with videos mixing wellness and conspiracy theories.