Russell Model, 48, is denying some “very critical felony” sexual abuse allegations made in opposition to him, in a brand new Instagram video. The comic has reportedly been accused by four women of the alleged sexual assaults, which apparently befell between 2006 and 2013. On the time, he was working for BBC Radio 2 and Channel 4 and was starring in varied movies, together with Get Him to the Greek and Rock of Ages.
“I’ve obtained two extraordinarily disturbing letters, or a letter and an e-mail, one from a mainstream media TV firm, one from a newspaper, itemizing a litany of extraordinarily egregious and aggressive assaults,” Russell started within the video. “However amidst this litany of astonishing, somewhat baroque assaults, are some very critical allegations that I completely refute.”
Though Russell didn’t title a TV firm or newspaper, a brand new particular investigation episode of the U.Ok. present affairs present, Dispatches, is airing on Saturday evening. Presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy sparked hypothesis concerning the episode when he shared a now deleted screenshot of the present with the caption, “One thing’s up,” in accordance with The Evening Standard.
Additional in his video, which might be seen above, Russell claimed that any relationships he had throughout a interval of “promiscuity” had been all “consensual” and never one-sided. “These allegations pertain to the time once I was working within the mainstream, once I was within the newspapers on a regular basis, once I was within the films,” he defined. “And as I’ve written about extensively in my books, I used to be very, very promiscuous. Now throughout that point of promiscuity, the relationships I had had been completely, all the time consensual.”
“I used to be all the time clear about that then — nearly too clear,” he added. “And I’m being clear about it now as effectively. And to see that transparency metastasized into one thing felony, that I completely deny.”
Simply hours after Russell shared the video, he was met with cheers by a bought out crowd at his comedy present at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre in London, England. “I really like you. I really like you. Thanks. There’s some issues I can’t discuss and hopefully you respect that I’m gonna provide you with all the pieces I’ve obtained,” he reportedly advised the viewers after popping out on stage.