Russell Brand said he’d ‘send naked female assistant to massage Jimmy Savile’

Russell Brand told Jimmy Savile that he would bring his female personal assistant to meet him, agreeing for her to be naked and to give him a massage.

On Saturday (September 16), the comedian, 48, was accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse of four women, one of which was 16-years-old at the time.

The allegations โ€“ which Brand strongly denies โ€“ have come from a joint investigation by The Sunday Times, The Times and Channel 4 Dispatches and reportedly took place between 2006 and 2013.

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The publication has also claimed that there were reported incidents during the early years of his TV career.

Channel 4 runners and TV researchers also alleged that Brand would get staff to find female audience members that he could meet after filming.

The claims made by the publication included a recording of a live telephone call with the late, disgraced presenter Jimmy, who molested at least 72 children, some as young as eight, across a period of six decades.

In the call, which was broadcast on Brand's Radio 2 show in 2007, Brand asked Savile if he would meet him, with the Jim'll Fix It host replying: "If you have got a sister you could meet me by bringing her along. I don't usually meet fellas but if you have got a sister then that's okay."

To which Brand responded: "Well I haven't got a sister but I have got a personal assistant and part of her job description is that anyone I demand she greet, meet, massages, she has to do it.

"She's very attractive, Jimmy. Would you like her to wear anything in particular Jimmy?"

When Savile said that he would "prefer her to wear nothing", Brand continued: "Right so you want my assistant to meet you, naked? Okay well that's not going to be a problem."

At that point, details of Savile's horrific abuse had not been brought to light.

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He died in 2011 at the age of 84, having never been brought to justice for his campaign of abuse.

Brand released a video statement on Friday (September 16) denying all of the allegations against him, saying his relationships were "absolutely, always consensual".

He said: "Amidst this litany of astonishing, rather baroque attacks are some very serious allegations that I absolutely refute.

"These allegations pertain to the time when I was working in the mainstream, when I was in the newspapers all the time, when I was in the movies, and as I've written about extensively in my books I was very, very promiscuous.

"Now during that time of promiscuity the relationships I had were absolutely, always consensual."

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