In this file photo taken on Nov 3, 2012, actor and comedian Russell Brand performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career, at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, California. (PHOTO / INVISION VIA AP)
LONDON - Actor and comedian Russell Brand has been questioned by detectives from London's Metropolitan Police over allegations of historical sex offenses, the Times newspaper reported on Sunday.
British police said in September they had launched an investigation into a number of allegations of non-recent sexual offenses following media reports that women had accused Brand of a string of sexual assaults.
Brand has rejected what he has described as "very serious allegations", saying on his social media channels he has never had non-consensual sex
Earlier that month the Sunday Times newspaper and Channel 4 TV's documentary show Dispatches reported four women had accused Brand, 48, of sex offenses, including a rape, between 2006 and 2013.
Brand has rejected what he has described as "very serious allegations", saying on his social media channels he has never had non-consensual sex.
There was no immediate response to a request for comment on Sunday's report from representatives for Brand.
"A man in his 40s attended a police station in South London on Thursday 16 November 2023," the Metropolitan Police said in a statement, declining to confirm whether it was Brand.
"He was interviewed under caution by detectives in relation to three non-recent sexual offences. Enquiries continue," the force added.
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