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Russell Brand faces further claims after being accused of rape and sexual assault

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allegations of rape and sexual assault.The allegations from four women emerged over the weekend in a joint investigation by Channel 4, The Times and The Sunday Times, with the claims spanning a seven-year period between 2006 and 2013.

Brand has denied the accusations.The Times now reports that more women have come forward since the release of the report and Channel 4’s Dispatches special on the comedian on Saturday (September 16), with several contacting the paper and The Sunday Times regarding Brand’s alleged behaviour since the early 2000s.

The publication says the new claims have not been investigated but will be “rigorously checked”.It has also emerged that the Metropolitan Police have begun inquiries into Brand’s alleged treatment of women and has encouraged victims to come forward.“We are aware of media reporting of a series of allegations of sexual assault,” a spokesperson for the force said (via Sky News). “At this time, we have not received any reports in relation to this.

If anyone believes they have been the victim of a sexual assault, no matter how long ago it happened, we would encourage them to contact police.“We spoke with The Sunday Times on Saturday 16 September.

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