BBC reveals two new complaints about Russell Brand

The first three complaints were made prior to an investigation by The Times, The Sunday Times and Channel 4’s Dispatches in September revealed Brand was facing accusations of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse during an alleged seven-year offending spree.

Four women claim sexual assaults between 2006 and 2013, including one who claimed that he raped her. Others made a range of accusations about Brand’s controlling, abusive and predatory behaviour.

The expose prompted the BBC launches its review and the Metropolitan Police are now currently investigating after receiving a “number of allegations of sexual offences in London” as well as elsewhere in the country, whiles Thames Valley force has launched a separate probe into allegations of harassment and stalking by the star.

Brand, 48, who worked on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music programmes from 2006 to 2008, has strongly denied the allegations.

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The nature of the latest allegations is not specified in an update on the BBC’s review into Essex-born Brand’s conduct.

The update says the complaints include “allegations of inappropriate conduct in the workplace, including urinating in bottles in a BBC studio; alleged inappropriate use of BBC cars and further allegations of conduct in and around the studio falling below the standards expected of someone engaged by the BBC”.

They include two individuals who raised complaints and concerns between 2006 and 2008, when Brand was employed at the corporation, and again after he left the BBC.

The complaints also include an allegation of misconduct in LA in 2008.

The BBC previously said it would be conducting a review of claims Brand flashed a woman before laughing about it on his radio show.

The incident allegedly happened when the woman was working in the same building as the corporation’s office in the US city.

The report’s update says the investigation is “in no way complete” but “it would appear that no disciplinary action was taken against Russell Brand during his engagement with the BBC in 2006-8 prior to his departure from the BBC”.

Due to the passage of time the BBC’s records of car bookings are no longer available. This means that we have not been able to identify the precise details of this or any records or details of specific journeys or bookings made for Russell Brand

Brand’s use of taxis was called into question after one woman told how the one-time Hollywood actor used the broadcaster’s car service to pick her up from school when she was 16 to whisk her to his London sex den.

The update added: “No one we have spoken to so far recalls driving Russell Brand at the time. Our investigations are continuing.”

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