British comic and actor Russell Model is denying allegations of sexual assault in opposition to him revealed because of a joint investigation revealed Saturday by the Occasions of London, The Sunday Occasions and Channel 4 Dispatches.
In a video posted to his social media accounts, Model denied the allegations and stated his relationships have all been consensual. He stated he acquired “extraordinarily disturbing” communications from a mainstream TV firm and a newspaper “itemizing a litany of extraordinarily egregious and aggressive assaults.”
“However amidst this litany of astonishing, relatively baroque assaults are some very critical allegations that I completely refute,” Model stated.
An legal professional for Model declined to touch upon the allegations.
The comic went on to say that the allegations stem from a time in the course of the top of his mainstream fame when he was transparently “very, very promiscuous,” including that every one the relationships he had on the time “had been completely at all times consensual.”
“And to see that transparency metastasized into one thing prison that I completely deny, makes me query ‘Is there one other agenda at play?’”
NBC has not independently confirmed any of the allegations in opposition to Model.
Model expressed that he feels his enlargement lately within the anti-mainstream house, together with the expansion of his “Keep Free with Russell Model” podcast the place he explores “the ulterior fact behind our constructed actuality,” could also be a motive behind these just lately surfaced allegations.
“It’s been clear to me, or no less than it feels to me, like there’s a critical and concerted agenda to manage these sorts of areas and these form of voices, and I imply my voice alongside along with your voice,” he informed his viewers.
The comic additionally accused The Occasions, The Sunday Occasions and Channel 4 of working intently collectively to assemble “a coordinated assault” in opposition to him. He additionally talked about that there are witnesses “whose proof straight contradicts the narratives that these two mainstream media shops are attempting to assemble.” Model doesn’t elaborate or establish who these witnesses are in his video.
The Sunday Occasions requested Model’s lawyer for the proof he referred to however no reply was offered.
“We’re clearly going to look into this matter, as a result of it’s extremely, very critical,” Model stated. “Within the meantime, I would like you to remain shut, keep awake, however extra vital than any of that, in case you can, please, keep free.”
Model at present resides within the U.Ok., in response to his legal professional.
Channel 4, The Occasions and The Sunday Occasions are airing a particular on Saturday entitled “Russel Model: In Plain Sight.” The present options 5 girls who allege that Model has raped, sexually assaulted or abused them.
One of many girls alleges she had a three-month relationship with Model when she was 16, in response to The Occasions. Though that’s the age of consent in the UK, she claims Model groomed and raped her.
“Russell engaged within the behaviours of a groomer, trying again, however I didn’t even know what that was then, or what that seemed like,” the lady, who isn’t being recognized, informed The Occasions.