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Russell Brand accuser says BBC car brought her to actor’s home as teen | Englishheadline


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The woman who accused Russell Brand of grooming and sexually assaulting her when she was 16 years old claims she was picked up at school and brought to the actor’s home in a car paid for by the BBC.

The latest bombshell from the Sunday Times, which broke the allegations against Brand with the Times of London and Channel 4 Dispatches, comes as the BBC announced it’s “urgently looking into issues” tied to when the under-fire British comedian worked for the network.

The star’s alleged victim told the news outlet she recalls as a teen going to and from Brand’s north London home via the chauffer-driven car was paid for by the corporation.

The woman, who used the pseudonym Alice, said she first rode in the BBC car when it was initially booked to take Brand to his radio show.

“But he had a friend taking him instead so I should use that car,” she said, adding the BBC driver took her from Brand’s house to her grandma’s house one day.

“And then when the car picked me up from school, it was the same car… I knew that that was a BBC car,” she told the Sunday Times.


The woman, who used the pseudonym Alice, said she first rode in the BBC car when it was initially booked to take Brand to his radio show.
The woman, who used the pseudonym Alice, said she first rode in the BBC car when it was initially booked to take Brand to his radio show.
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Alice is one of four women accusing Brand of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse.

Brand has vigorously denied the allegations.

Alice claims she was 16 when the then-31-year-old star called her “the child” and assaulted her during an “emotionally abusive and controlling” three-month relationship, according to the initial report.

She was older than the legal age of consent in the UK at the time.


Brand has vigorously denied the allegations.
Brand has vigorously denied the allegations.
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Alice also accused Brand of once making her choke when he “forced his penis down her throat” and she allegedly punched him in the stomach to get him to stop.

Brand, 48, worked for BBC radio programs between 2006 and 2008 and the shocking allegations included in the Sunday Times report spanned from 2006 to 2013.

“The documentary and associated reports contained serious allegations, spanning a number of years. Russell Brand worked on BBC radio programs between 2006 and 2008 and we are urgently looking into the issues raised,” a BBC spokesperson said.

Network staff warned bosses about Brand’s poor work behavior at least three times, including allegations he exposed himself to a female worker and had sex with guests on his radio shows, sources told the news outlet.

Brand resigned from the BBC in 2008 after he and Jonathan Ross, a guest on Brand’s show, left an offensive voicemail for the Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs after he failed to appear for an interview, including Ross reportedly saying that Brand slept with Sachs’ granddaughter.

With Post wires

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