Cops from 'Jimmy Savile police unit' called in to investigate Russell Brand sex abuse claims | The Sun

COPS from the unit set up in the wake of Jimmy Savile's crimes have revealed they are investigating Russell Brand.

Operation Hydrant, which probes "non-recent" sex offences, say they are looking into allegations against the 48-year-old comedian.

It comes almost a week after an expose saw Brand accused serious allegations by four women – which he denies.

But in the wake of the claims more alleged victims have contacted The Times with further accusations against the star.

The crime unit, which was established after Savile was exposed as a paedophile, is now urging any more potential victims to come forward.

A spokesman for Operation Hydrant told The Times said: “We are working with the Metropolitan Police in support of their response to recent allegations and would urge any victim or survivor who feels ready to report any allegations of sexual assault to come forward and speak to officers.

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“The Hydrant programme does not provide comment on the status . . . of individual investigations — this is a matter for forces.”

It comes after it was revealed Brand allegedly offered to take his naked personal assistant to meet the paedophile.

Sources say the comedian called the Jim'll Fix It presenter in May 2007, who suggested they could meet if Brand brought along a sister.

However, as the star does not have a sister he allegedly offered up a personal assistant instead – who he said would be naked.

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Sources claim Brand said: “I’ve got a personal assistant.

"And part of her job description is that anyone I demand she greet, meet, massages, she has to do it.

"She’s very attractive, Jimmy.”

The Met Police is also urging any further potential victims to come forward after revealing it was investigating claims from 2003 after a woman reported an alleged crime.

One Tuesday, YouTube suspended Brand's channel from making money following this weekend's allegations.

The BBC and Channel 4 then said they had pulled all of the 48-year-old's shows and episodes from their sites.

The Hollywood Reporter today reported Paramount+ had removed Brand's stand-up special, too.

It comes as a woman last night claimed the comedian pinned her down in his dressing room after telling her: “This is what you’re here for.”

She told how she was 21 when she first met the comedian and actor after a show in 2008 at London’s Soho Theatre.

She went to another a few weeks later in Chelsea, when she and a pal were invited to an upstairs bar “for drinks”.


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The woman said: “As I went in, I stumbled, spilling my entire drink on to Russell’s leather trousers. 

"I was so embarrassed but he leaned into me and said, ‘Oh dear’. I remember him helping me up but he was so close to me. It was really leery.”

Russell Brand’s denial in full

Hello there, you awakening wonders.

Now this isn't the usual type of video we make on this channel where we critique, attack and undermine the news in all its corruption because in this story I am the news.

I have received two extremely disturbing letters – well 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 as well as some pretty stupid stuff – like my community festival should be stopped, that I shouldn't be able to attack mainstream media narratives on this channel.

But amidst this litany of astonishing, rather baroque, attacks are some very serious allegations that I absolutely refute. 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 have 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. I was always transparent about that then, almost too transparent. And I'm being transparent about it now as well. 

And to see that transparency metastasized into something criminal that I absolutely deny makes me question is there another agenda at play?

Particularly when we have seen coordinated media attacks before – like with Joe Rogan when he dared to take a medicine that the mainstream media didn't approve of and we saw a spate of headlines from media outlets across the world using the same language.

I’m aware that you guys have been saying in the comments for a while ‘Watch out Russell, they are coming for you, you are getting too close to the truth, Russell Brand did not kill himself’.

I know that a year ago there was a spate of articles ‘Russell Brand is a conspiracy theorist, Russell Brand’s right wing’.

I’m aware of news media making phone calls, sending letters to people I know for ages and ages.

It’s been clear to me or at least it feels to me like there's a serious and concerted agenda to control these kind of spaces and these kind of voices and I mean my voice along with your voice.

I don't mind them using my books and my stand up to talk about my promiscuous consensual conduct in the past. What I seriously refute are these very very serious criminal allegations. 

Also it’s worth mentioning that there are witnesses whose evidence directly contradicts the narratives that these two mainstream media outlets are trying to construct apparently in what seems to me to be a coordinated attack

Now I don't want to get into this any further because of the serious nature of the allegations, but I feel like I'm being attacked and plainly they are working very closely together

We are obviously going to look into this matter because it’s very, very serious. In the meantime I want you to stay close, stay awake but more important than any of that if you can, please, stay free.

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