British police have reportedly launched a second investigation into scandal-plagued actor Russell Brand over accusations of sexual misconduct.
Thames Valley Police confirmed on Saturday that it was investigating allegations made by a woman who met Bland in 2015, the Daily Mail reported. The woman accused Bland of being a “sexual predator,” the outlet said, citing police records.
Thames Valley authorities have become the second police force to launch an investigation into the 48-year-old health and wellness guru following an explosive report earlier this month that included allegations from a number of women who claimed Brand sexually assaulted them .
Brand has strenuously denied all wrongdoing.
Thames Valley Police told MailOnline the latest investigation aims to find out more about “allegations of harassment and stalking” made by the woman.
After investigators previously looked into her claims and dismissed them, the department said the victim provided the police department with “new information relevant to the allegations,” the outlet reported.
“This information is under investigation and therefore it would be inappropriate to comment on the ongoing investigation,” police reportedly said.
According to the Daily Mail, the woman lived near Brand and met him in 2015, before the two accused each other of harassment.
Scotland Yard, which houses the Metropolitan Police, said last week it had opened an investigation into the allegations against Bland in London and elsewhere in the UK.
“Following investigations by Channel 4’s Dispatch and The Sunday Times, the Met has received multiple allegations of sex crimes in London,” police said in a statement to The Washington Post.
“We have also received a number of allegations of sexual offenses occurring elsewhere in the country and these will be investigated.”
Reports by Channel 4’s Dispatches and The Sunday Times detailed a series of sexual misconduct allegations made against Brand by four women between 2006 and 2013.
Brand previously stressed in the video that he “absolutely” refutes “some very serious allegations.”
“My relationship was absolutely consensual,” the comedian claimed.