Channel 4, the British broadcaster that launched Russell Brand’s early career, has now launched its own investigation into allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against the actor and TV presenter, which emerged in a major revelation over the weekend.
In an email to employees, it was revealed The Sunday TimesAlex Mahon, Channel 4’s media editor Rosamund Urwin, said it had launched an internal investigation into whether the channel’s people “had knowledge of the alleged conduct”, adding that it had recently revised its whistleblowing policy secured and tightened.
In a joint study by The times, The Sunday Times And Channel 4 showsFour women have made allegations of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse against Brand. He has denied the allegations.
After making a name for himself as a stand-up comedian, Brand found fame as the host of the Big Brother spin-off on Channel 4 Big brother’s big mouth He hosted his own short-lived shows in the mid-2000s Got Issues by Russell Brand (aired on Channel 4’s youth-oriented channel E4) and The Russell Brand Show.
News of the international investigation at Channel 4 comes as the broadcaster has pulled episodes of both series Big brother’s big mouth And The Great British Bake Off with Brand from its online platform.
“We have removed all content featuring Russell Brand while we investigate the matter,” a representative said. “This includes episodes of The Great British Bake Off and that Big Brother Box sets he appeared on.”
In addition to Channel 4, the BBC and Banjiay UK, whose Endemol produced Big Brother, have also launched their own investigations.