Police have received a report of an alleged sexual assault in relation to the media reporting of allegations against Russell Brand, Scotland Yard have said.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan police said: “We are aware of reporting by the Sunday Times and Channel 4’s Dispatches about allegations of sexual offences.
“On Sunday 17 September, the Met received a report of a sexual assault which was alleged to have taken place in Soho in central London in 2003. Officers are in contact with the woman and will be providing her with support.
“We first spoke with the Sunday Times on Saturday 16 September and have since made further approaches to the Sunday Times and Channel 4 to ensure that anyone who believes they have been the victim of a sexual offence is aware of how to report this to the police.
“We continue to encourage anyone who believes they may have been a victim of a sexual offence, no matter how long ago it was, to contact us.”
Brand has denied the allegations detailed in the reports that came from the joint investigation by the Sunday Times, the Times and Channel 4’s Dispatches programme.
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