Comedian Russell Brand has been hit with another lawsuit alleging sexual assault. The lawsuit, filed by a woman identified as “Jane Doe,” claims that Brand exposed himself to her on the set of the film “Arthur” in 2010 before sexually assaulting her in a bathroom. The woman, who requested anonymity, expressed fear of being blacklisted and facing retaliation. She also alleged that Brand used his social media platform to rally support from his fan base in response to previous accusations.
According to the affidavit filed on Friday, the assault allegedly took place on July 7, 2010, when Jane Doe was working as an extra on the set of “Arthur.” She claimed that Brand appeared intoxicated, smelled of alcohol, and was carrying a bottle of vodka. Brand allegedly exposed his penis in full view of the cast and crew. Later that day, he allegedly followed Jane Doe into a bathroom where he assaulted her, while a member of the production crew guarded the door from the outside.
Representatives for Russell Brand have not yet responded to requests for comment. The lawsuit also includes Warner Brothers, MBST Entertainment, BenderSpink, and Langley Park Pictures as defendants. The lawsuit was brought under New York’s Adult Survivors Act, which allows victims to sue their abusers and the institutions that protected sexual predators.
Brand’s U.K. publisher, Pan Macmillan’s Bluebird, has halted the publication of any future releases from the actor following investigations into the allegations.