Russell Brand Faces Criminal Investigation Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Russell Brand is facing a criminal investigation in the UK following allegations of rape, sexual assault,

and emotional abuse made by several women.

The London Metropolitan Police confirmed the probe, though not directly naming the actor,

in response to claims reported by The Sunday Times and Channel 4's Dispatches.

While Brand has not been arrested or questioned, he vehemently denies the accusations,

asserting that all his past relationships were consensual.

The investigation will explore multiple allegations of sexual offenses both in London and elsewhere in the country,

casting a cloud of uncertainty over the comedian-actor's reputation.