Russell Brand investigation: What happened next

Last weekend The Times and The Sunday Times – together with Channel 4's Dispatches – broke the news of allegations against Russell Brand including rape and sexual assault. Russell Brand strongly denies all the allegations.

So what happened next? Today we catch up with The Times’ head of investigations to answer listener questions and examine the fallout from the investigation.

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Guest: Paul Morgan-Bentley, Head of Investigations, The Times.

Host: Manveen Rana.

Links: Decca Aitkenhead’s interview with Russell Brand, published in 2019: 

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Clips: Sky News, ABC News, ABC News Australia, Russell Brand on YouTube, GB News, Times Radio, BBC Radio 2, Radio X, Mindhouse Productions/BBC Two, Love Productions/Channel 4.

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