Russell Model is going through a second prison investigation in connection to allegations of harassment and stalking.
The 48-year-old comic and actor has been accused of rape, assault and emotional abuse between 2006 and 2013, when he was on the peak of his fame working for the BBC and Channel 4 and starring in Hollywood movies. He denies the allegations.
On Monday, it emerged Thames Valley police have been investigating claims made by a lady who contacted the drive two weeks in the past with “new data” about “harassment and stalking”. Model lives in Oxfordshire, inside the Thames Valley catchment.
With out naming Model, Thames Valley police stated in a press release: “Thames Valley police previously two weeks acquired new data in relation to the harassment and stalking allegations courting again to 2018.
“This data is being investigated. As such, it could be inappropriate to touch upon an ongoing investigation.”
The girl reported her allegations to Thames Valley police quite a few instances between 2018 and 2022 however no additional motion was taken. Model had additionally accused the lady of harassment in opposition to him in 2017, in response to the BBC.
Model has been approached for remark.
Final week, the Metropolitan police stated it had opened an investigation after receiving quite a lot of allegations of sexual offences in London and “elsewhere within the nation”.
The offences have been all non-recent, the Met stated, including that officers would offer specialist assist to all the ladies who had made allegations.
The unique allegations within the Instances, the Sunday Instances and Channel 4’s Dispatches, first printed and broadcast on 15 September, embody claims Model assaulted one of many ladies when she was a 16-year-old schoolgirl, whereas one other lady has claimed he raped her in opposition to a wall in his dwelling in Los Angeles.
The Sunday Instances printed texts to her – from a cellphone quantity that they stated a number of sources had verified as belonging to Model – which stated: “I’m sorry. That was loopy and egocentric.”
A 3rd lady says she was assaulted in the identical home the next 12 months after having labored with Model on a venture.
Earlier than the primary allegations have been printed, Model posted a video on-line denying “very critical prison allegations” about his private life, saying he has been “promiscuous” however that each one of his relationships had been “consensual”.
Model later thanked his supporters for “questioning” the allegations of rape and sexual assault made in opposition to him.
In a three-minute video clip, posted on YouTube, Rumble and X, he stated the week for the reason that claims have been printed had been “extraordinary and distressing”.