Comic Russell Model was final night time accused of raping a businesswoman and grooming a 16-year-old schoolgirl for intercourse.
In a string of bombshell allegations, the 48-year-old star was accused of sexual assaults and abusive and predatory behaviour between 2006 and 2013, when he was on the top of his fame.
4 ladies alleged they have been assaulted by Model, considered one of whom had beforehand advised The Mail on Sunday of his ‘controlling and manipulative’ behaviour.
Final night time, the Metropolitan Police mentioned it had been made ‘conscious’ of media stories about ‘a collection of allegations of sexual assault’ and urged any alleged victims to come back ahead.
The devastating allegations – made to a joint investigation between the Sunday Occasions and Channel 4’s Dispatches – date from the time when Model was a presenter for BBC Radio 2 and Channel 4 and starring in Hollywood movies.
In a string of bombshell allegations, Russell Model (pictured right here arriving at Saturday’s present at Wembley Park 50 minutes late) was accused of sexual assaults and abusive and predatory behaviour between 2006 and 2013, when he was on the top of his fame
The devastating allegations – made to a joint investigation between the Sunday Occasions and Channel 4 ‘s Dispatches (pictured above) – date from the time when Model was a presenter for BBC Radio 2 and Channel 4 and starring in Hollywood movies
Model arrived at Wembley’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre nearly an hour later that deliberate to carry out his present Bipolarisation after getting ‘caught in visitors’
One girl alleged Model raped her towards the wall in his Los Angeles dwelling when she was in her 30s. One other – whom he known as ‘the kid’ – advised how the presenter focused her when was 16 years previous and nonetheless in school, and he was aged 30.
However in a unprecedented fight-back, Model took to social media to ‘completely deny’ a string of ‘very severe felony allegations’ within the 90-minute Dispatches documentary that aired on Channel 4 final night time.
Former Sky Sports activities presenter Kirsty Gallacher, the older sister of Model’s spouse Laura, backed her brother-in-law yesterday morning by reposting his video together with a big purple love coronary heart. However round an hour after the total allegations have been revealed she deleted the submit.
Amid a collection of explosive allegations:
- BBC and Channel 4 bosses confronted questions over whether or not complaints by workers about Model’s alleged behaviour have been ignored;
- Channel 4 ordered an investigation into claims Model advised workers on one present to method feminine viewers members for him to fulfill after filming, leaving them feeling like his ‘pimp’;
- Model was dropped by his agent Tavistock Wooden whereas his long-standing publicist Moira Bellas declined to say whether or not she nonetheless acted for him;
- It was mentioned Model joked with Jimmy Savile in 2007 that he would convey a ‘very engaging’ bare feminine worker to fulfill him – 5 years earlier than Savile was uncovered as a paedophile;
- The defiant comic carried out a London gig final night time telling a cheering viewers of two,000 followers: ‘I really like you’.
A stony-faced Russell Model has been noticed arriving at a sold-out Wembley gig after at the moment being accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse
Brans is noticed departing the Wembley venue after delivering his stand-up routine
One of many alleged victims, Jordan Martin, advised this newspaper in 2015 that she felt ‘bullied and abused… in a psychological manner’ throughout her six-month relationship with Model. She additionally wrote a e-book claiming Model, whom she renamed ‘Randall Grand’, sexually assaulted her at Manchester’s Lowry Resort.
She declined to be interviewed for the Sunday Occasions and Dispatches report, however is claimed to have confirmed that the e-book is an correct depiction of their relationship.
The MoS final night time contacted Better Manchester Police however didn’t get a response.
The rape allegation made in final night time’s programme pertains to a time when Model lived in Los Angeles after his cut up from pop star Katy Perry.
A girl who Dispatches named ‘Nadia’ advised how she visited the star at his dwelling within the early hours of July 1, 2012, the place she claimed a unadorned Model got here bounding out of his bed room earlier than then assaulting her towards a wall.
Recounting the alleged incident she mentioned she ‘tried to get away’ and ‘slipped’ including: ‘He is grabbing at my underwear, pulling it to the facet.’
She alleged she advised Model to get off her and that she needed to go away however he carried on and raped her, with no condom.
After the alleged assault, Model is claimed to have despatched Nadia a textual content saying: ‘I am sorry. That was loopy and egocentric. I hope you possibly can forgive me, I do know that you are a beautiful particular person.’
It’s claimed the lady went to a rape remedy centre in Santa Monica however selected to not make a police report due to worries that ‘her title will likely be dragged by means of the dust’.
Russell Model took to his YouTube channel to ‘completely deny’ what he known as ‘severe allegations’ forward of a thriller Channel 4 Dispatches investigation
Model (pictured with a few years in the past along with his spouse Laura in Bathtub) mentioned he had obtained two ‘extraordinarily disturbing letters’ from a ‘mainstream media TV firm’ and a newspaper
Model (pictured in 2008) mentioned that in his ‘time of promiscuity, the relationships I had have been completely all the time consensual’ and that he was ‘all the time clear about that’
The comic, actor and web character advised his 6.5 million subscribers that there are ‘very, very severe felony allegations’ made towards him which he ‘completely refutes’
Russell Model is seen posing with Burlesque dancers Vanessa and Valeria at The Brit Awards 2007 Valentine’s Day photocall, Earls Court docket, London, on 13 Feb 2007
Nadia alleged Model sexually assaulted her towards the wall of his LA dwelling (pictured is a trailer for the Dispatches investigation on Channel 4)
One girl was nonetheless in school when Model started an allegedly emotionally abusive and controlling relationship along with her.
Alice – not her actual title – was 16 when Model approached her in London’s Leicester Sq.. On the time his profession was taking off because the host of Channel 4’s Massive Brother’s Massive Mouth and a BBC presenter.
The ladies who’ve accused Russell Model
‘Alice’: She was 16 when she claimed her and Model entered a three-month relationship. Reportedly referring to her as ‘the kid’ throughout their fling, she alleged Model ‘compelled his penis down her throat’.
‘Nadia’: She accused Model of pinning her towards the wall of his LA dwelling in July 2012 earlier than allegedly raping her.
‘Phoebe’: She and Model reportedly met whereas at Alcoholics Nameless. She accused Model of sexually assaulting her in a bed room as she screamed for him to cease.
‘Rachel’: The previous runner used to work with Model when he offered Massive Brother’s Massive Mouth. She claimed Model flashed his penis at her when in his dressing room and made inappropriate advances in direction of her.
Jordan Martin: Model’s ex-girlfriend alleged he sexually assaulted her in 2014, writing in regards to the reported encounter in her self-published e-book.
Model has denied the allegations and mentioned his relationships have all been consensual.
Though Alice was over the age of consent, each she and her mom described Model’s behaviour as ‘grooming’.
It’s claimed a taxi driver who took Alice to Model’s dwelling begged her to not go inside after she admitted she was 16 and nonetheless in school.
Describing an alleged sexual assault, Alice mentioned: ‘I used to be pushing him away and he wasn’t backing off in any respect.’ A fourth alleged sufferer, ‘Phoebe’, says she met Model at an Alcoholic Nameless assembly and had a quick relationship with him which had ended by the point he allegedly attacked her in 2013.
She claimed he tried to kiss her and take away her garments as he pinned her down. ‘I noticed one thing come over his eyes, I swear to God, like, black, his eyes had no extra color,’ she mentioned.
The Metropolitan Police mentioned: ‘We’re conscious of media reporting of a collection of allegations of sexual assault. We have now not obtained any stories in relation to this. If anybody believes they’ve been the sufferer of a sexual assault, regardless of how way back, we’d encourage them to contact police.’
In a video launched to his 6.5 million YouTube followers on Friday night time, Model mentioned he had been accused of ‘a litany of extraordinarily egregious and aggressive assaults, that are unfaithful’ – including that the allegations associated to a time when he was ‘within the mainstream’ and ‘very, very promiscuous’.
‘The relationships I had have been completely all the time consensual. I used to be all the time clear about that then, nearly too clear, and I’m being clear about it now as properly.
‘To see that transparency metastasised into one thing felony, that I completely deny, makes me query is there one other agenda at play?’
Showing final night time on stage in entrance of two,000 followers on the Wembley Park Theatre, Model declared: ‘I actually recognize your help. I really like you.
‘I’ve received lots to speak to you about. There are clearly some issues I completely can’t discuss and I recognize that you’ll perceive.’
Controversial comic Model lashed out at ‘aggressive’ media claims as he insisted any relationships he had ‘throughout his time of promiscuity’ have been ‘consensual’ (he’s pictured in June 2010)
Different allegations concern his alleged behaviour whereas working as a radio host for the BBC (Model is pictured visiting SiriusXM Studios on October 14, 2014 in New York Metropolis)
Former partner Katy Perry and Russell Model attend the 82nd Annual Academy Awards in LA on March 7, 2010
One of many 4 ladies who at the moment accused Russell Model (pictured) of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse has claimed she was a sufferer of sexual assault at his home when he was working within the States
Laura Model, who’s anticipating their third baby, has not commented something publicly or shared something on social media since her husband made the video. Pictured: The couple collectively in July
The host of allegations towards Model (pictured) are claimed to have taken place between 2006 and 2013, whereas Model was presenter for BBC Radio 2 and Channel 4 earlier than then changing into a star in Hollywood. Model vehemently denies the allegations
The comic, actor and web character advised his 6.5 million subscribers late on Friday night time that there are ‘very, very severe felony allegations’ made towards him which he ‘completely refutes’
Russell Model with Jemima Khan in downtown Manhattan on September 15, 2013. After Katy Perry, Model had an extended romance with the British socialite and movie maker. In 2014 they sued a masseuse who had accused them of assault
Russell Model and spouse Laura Gallacher are seen on January 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California
Model lives with Laura, 36, in a £3 million home close to Henley in Oxfordshire with daughters Mabel, six, and Peggy, 4.
His spouse, who’s closely pregnant with their third baby, appeared to have deleted her Instagram account final night time.
In the meantime, it’s claimed that BBC workers complained about Model to Lesley Douglas when she was his boss as controller of Radio 2.
It’s alleged Model would fly into ‘matches of rage’, hurl objects throughout the studio and, on one event, urinated right into a bottle.
The BBC final night time confirmed complaints had been raised however not investigated.
Legal professionals representing Ms Douglas mentioned she ‘didn’t at any time encourage, allow and/or fail herself to take any sufficient steps inside her energy with regard to the conduct of Model of which she was conscious’.
Additionally it is claimed allegations about Model’s behaviour whereas engaged on Channel 4’s Massive Brother’s Massive Mouth have been reported to managers at manufacturing firm Endemol.
A spokesman for Banijay UK, which purchased Endemol, mentioned it might discover no information of such points being raised.
Channel 4 mentioned it was asking the corporate ‘to research these allegations and report their findings to us’.
Russell Model’s feedback in full:
Hey there you awakening wonders. Now this isn’t the same old sort of video we make on this channel the place we critique, assault and undermine the information in all its corruption as a result of on this story I’m the information.
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, in addition to some fairly silly stuff, like my group pageant needs to be stopped and I should not be capable to assault mainstream media narratives on this channel.
However amidst this litany of astonishing quite baroque assaults are some very severe allegations that I completely refute. These allegations pertain to a time once I was within the mainstream, once I was within the newspapers on a regular basis, once I was within the films, and as I’ve written about extensively in my books I used to be very, very promiscuous.
Throughout that point of promiscuity the relationships I had have been completely all the time consensual. I used to be all the time clear about that then, nearly too clear, and I’m being clear about it now as properly.
And to see that transparency metastasized into one thing felony that I completely deny makes me query is there one other agenda at play.
Notably when we’ve seen coordinated media assaults earlier than, like Joe Rogan the place he dared to take a medication the mainstream media did not approve of and we noticed a spate of headlines of media retailers world wide utilizing the identical language.
I’m conscious that you simply guys within the feedback have been for some time saying ‘be careful Russell, they’re coming for you,’ ‘you might be getting too near the reality’, ‘Russell Model didn’t kill himself’.’
I do know a yr in the past there was a spate of articles: Russell Model is a conspiracy theorists; Russell Model is correct wing.
I’m conscious of newspapers making cellphone calls, sending letters to individuals I do know. For ages and ages, it has been clear to me or a minimum of feels to be there is a severe and consorted agenda to regulate these sorts of areas and these type of voices.
I would like my voice alongside together with your voice. I do not thoughts them utilizing my books and my stand as much as discuss my promiscuous sexual conduct up to now. What I significantly refute are these very, very severe, felony allegations.
Additionally its value mentioning that there are witnesses whose proof straight contradicts the narratives that these two mainstream media retailers are attempting to assemble, apparently in what appears to be to me a coordinated assault.
Now, I do not need to get into this any additional due to the intense nature of the allegations however I really feel like I am being attacked and plainly they’re working very intently collectively.
We’re clearly going to look into this matter as a result of it is extremely, very severe.
Within the meantime, I would like you to remain shut, keep awake however extra importantly than any of that, for those who can keep free.