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September 16, 2023 35 mins

This episode contains detailed allegations of rape and sexual assault. 

Following an exclusive investigation by The Sunday Times, The Times and Channel 4 Dispatches we hear how the comedian and actor Russell Brand has been accused of rape, sexual assaults and emotional abuse.

Journalists Rosamund Urwin and Charlotte Wace reveal the harrowing stories of two of Brand’s alleged victims. 

Russell Brand strongly denies all the allegations. 

This podcast was brought to you thanks to the support of readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Subscribe today: thetimes.co.uk/storiesofourtimes.

If you have any information you want to share, you can get in touch with the team behind this investigation by emailing investigations@news.co.uk.

Guests: Rosamund Urwin, Media Editor, The Sunday Times.

Charlotte Wace, News Reporter, The Times.

Host: Manveen Rana.

Articles: Russell Brand accused of rape, sexual assaults and abuse - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/russell-brand-rape-sexual-assault-abuse-allegations-investigation-v5hxdlmb6 

Comic, film star, YouTube guru: Russell Brand’s many lives - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/russell-brand-youtube-guru-wife-girlfriends-wealth-lrv8r36pn

How The Times and The Sunday Times investigated Russell Brand - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/russell-brand-investigation-sunday-times-video-watch-latest-news-x33ss0kmk

Video: You can watch our investigation on The Times and The Sunday Times YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqfCzB1BOlM

Clips: BBC, Channel 4, Universal Pictures UK, ITV News, ITV, Endemol, Russell Brand YouTube Channel, CBS.  

Helplines: 

Rape Crisis England & Wales offers confidential support and information to women in England and Wales who have survived any form of sexual violence, no matter how long ago. 

Phone: 0808 802 9999 

https://rapecrisis.org.uk/

Rape Crisis Scotland provides confidential support for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened. They can also put you in touch with local rape crisis centres.

Phone: 0808 801 03 02 

http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/

Rape Crisis Network Ireland supports anyone in Northern Ireland affected by rape and sexual violence

http://www.rcni.ie

Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope and provides a safe place to talk 24 hours a day: https://www.samaritans.org

Phone: 116 123

Email: jo@samaritans.org



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