Russell Brand Accused of Sexual Assault on ‘Arthur’ Film Set



The comedian was accused of exposing himself “in full view of the cast and crew” before assaulting a woman in a bathroom

Russell Brand, the comedian who was accused of four sexual assault allegations earlier this year, was hit with another lawsuit by a woman alleging that in 2010 he exposed himself to her on the set of Arthur before sexually assaulting her in a bathroom.

In an affidavit filed Friday and obtained by Insider, “Jane Doe” requested a New York judge for anonymity, and stated she feared being blacklisted and retaliation. The woman claimed Brand “previously used his social media platform to rally his fan base to support him in the face of current accusations.”

Doe alleges the assault occurred on July 7, 2010 when she was an extra on the set of Arthur. In the filing, she claims Brand “appeared intoxicated, smelled of alcohol, and was carrying a bottle of vodka on set” before he exposed his penis “in full view of the cast and crew.” That same day, per the document, Brand allegedly followed Doe into a bathroom and assaulted her while a “member of the production crew guarded the door from the outside.”

Representatives for Brand did not immediately respond to Rolling Stone’s request for comment.

Other defendants in the lawsuit include Warner Brothers, MBST Entertainment, BenderSpink, and Langley Park Pictures.


The request was brought under New York’s Adult Survivors Act, which opened a yearlong window opening on Nov. 24 that allows victims to sue their abusers as well as the institutions that protected sexual predators.

Brand has denied the allegations. His U.K. publisher Pan Macmillan’s Bluebird halted the publication of any future releases from the actor following investigations into the allegations.

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