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Russell Brand Denies S.e.xual Assault Allegations Made Against Him

Russell Brand has denied any criminal wrongdoing as the U.K. newspaper the Sunday Times reported that four women have accused him of s.e.xual assault, including rape. The Forgetting Sarah Marshall actor and comedian issued a video statement on YouTube hours before the outlet published its report from what it said was a joint investigation conducted with daily sister outlet The Times and the U.K.’s Channel 4.

I’ve received two extremely disturbing letters or a letter and an email—one from a mainstream media TV company, one from a newspaper listing a litany of extremely egregious and aggressive attacks,” Brand said. “These allegations pertain to the time when I was working in the mainstream, when I was in the newspapers all the time, when I was in the movies. And as I’ve written about extensively in my books, I was very, very promiscuous. Now during that time of promiscuity, the relationships I had were absolutely always consensual
The 48-year-old continued, “I don’t mind them using my books and my standup to talk about my promiscuous, consensual conduct in the past. What I seriously refute are these very, very serious criminal allegations.

The Sunday Times reported Sept. 16 that the alleged incidents took place between 2006 and 2013. Brand was married to Katy Perry, who has not commented on the allegations, between 2010 and 2012.

The newspaper reported that one of the four alleged victims said Brand raped her when she was in her 30s in Los Angeles, and that another woman alleged that the Get Him to the Greek star sexually assaulted her when she was 16—which is the minimum age of consent in the U.K.—and that they were in an emotionally abusive and controlling relationship for about three months.
NBC has not independently confirmed any of the allegations against Brand and an attorney for the comic declined to comment on the allegations when reached by the outlet.

Source: People

In other news – Singer Cici drags Ambitiouz Entertainment to court

Busisiwe Thwala, affectionately known as Cici, has reportedly dragged popular record company Ambitiouz Entertainment to court. According to Sunday World, the Ndidinge hitmaker wants to be set free by the music label as Ambitiouz boss Kgosi Mahumapelo revealed that the songstress is still their artist.

Cici Thwala

The Hamba Juba hitmaker joined the record label after her abuse allegations against her ex-boyfriend, Arthur Mafokate, who had signed her under his stable 999 Music. In June this year, it was reported that she had left Ambitiouz months ago. Read more