London Police Question Russell Brand About Past Allegations

The British police questioned Russell Brand, the comedian, actor and YouTuber, in relation to three allegations that he had committed sexual offenses, according to British news reports.

On Sunday, The Times of London newspaper and the BBC both reported that officers of the Metropolitan Police interviewed Mr. Brand, 48, on Thursday at a police station in South London. He was not charged.

London’s police force has been investigating Mr. Brand’s past conduct since September, after three British news organizations published a lengthy investigation in which four women accused him of sexual assault in separate incidents between 2006 and 2013.

Mr. Brand posted a clip to his social media channels, pre-empting the news media’s investigation, in which he denied all the “serious criminal allegations” against him and said that all his relationships with women had been consensual.

A few days after the investigation was published, the London police said in an emailed statement that they had “received a report of a sexual assault which was alleged to have taken place in Soho in central London in 2003” and that they were investigating.

The British police never confirm the identity of an individual subject to complaints, but on Sunday the London police issued a new statement in response to queries about the journalistic investigation into Mr. Brand.

The statement said that a man in his 40s “was interviewed under caution by detectives in relation to three non-recent sexual offenses” at a police station in South London on Thursday. The inquiries continue, the statement added. The BBC and The Times of London both reported that the man was Mr. Brand.

On Sunday, Mr. Brand did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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