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Russell Brand sued for alleged sexual assault

Russell Brand is facing a lawsuit from a woman identified as Jane Doe, who claims she was sexually assaulted by the British comedian on the set of the 2011 “Arthur” remake.

The woman accused Brand of being “intoxicated” on July 7, 2010, before exposing himself “in full view of the cast and crew,” according to an affidavit filed Friday in the Supreme Court of New York, Suffolk County, which was obtained by People and the BBC.

Doe claims Brand sexually assaulted her in a bathroom later that same day “as a member of the production crew guarded the door from outside,” according to the court documents.

The woman also alleges she was hired to work three days, but following the assault, she was not asked to return for a second and third day, nor paid for that time.

Warner Bros Pictures, Warner Bros. Discover, MBST Entertainment, BenderSpink and Langley Park Productions are also defendants.

Doe asked the courts to maintain her anonymity out of fear of retaliation. “I am terrified of being blacklisted in the industry or suffering other negative effects beyond what I already suffered if my name is associated with a sexual assault lawsuit against others in the industry,” she stated in the filing.

“I cannot bear to imagine my career that I love being jeopardized.”

In an interview with The Sunday Times released Saturday, the woman said, “I felt used and abused. Disgusting is the only word. I felt like I was being used, that I was just an object for his momentary titillation.”

Brand, 48, has already been accused of − and denied − allegations of rape, sexual assault and abuse by four other women who knew him over a seven-year period at the height of his fame.

Reginald Chandar
Reginald Chandar
Head of News & Sports | news@fijilive.com

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