LONDON — British comic and actor Russell Logo has denied any legal wrongdoing because the Sunday Occasions newspaper reported 4 girls had accused him of sexual attacks, together with rape, all through a seven-year length when he used to be on the peak of his status.
Logo, 48, the previous husband of US singer Katy Perry, issued a denial to unspecified “very critical legal allegations” hours prior to they have been printed on-line by means of the newspaper on Saturday.
The Sunday Occasions didn’t say if any of the ladies had made proceedings to the police. Reuters used to be not able to succeed in Logo’s representatives for additional reaction after the paper’s document used to be printed.
The Occasions, which reported the alleged incidents had taken position between 2006 and 2013, stated one girl had made an allegation of rape, whilst some other stated Logo assaulted her when she used to be 16 and nonetheless in school. Two of the accusers reported the incidents passed off in Los Angeles, the paper stated.
Channel 4 TV’s documentary display “Dispatches,” which used to be because of air additional main points of the allegations in a while Saturday, additionally broadcast quite a lot of clips of the ladies on X, previously referred to as Twitter, describing the alleged incidents.
In a video message posted on social media, Logo stated the accusations contained “a litany of extraordinarily egregious and competitive assaults in addition to some lovely silly stuff.”
“However amidst this litany of astonishing slightly baroque assaults, are some very critical allegations that I completely refute,” he stated.
“Those allegations pertain to the time when I used to be running within the mainstream, when I used to be within the newspapers at all times, when I used to be within the motion pictures. And as I’ve written about widely in my books, I used to be very, very promiscuous,” Logo stated.
“Now, all through that point of promiscuity, the relationships I had have been completely at all times consensual.”
The Sunday Occasions stated its document used to be the results of a joint investigation with “Dispatches” that started in 2019.
Logo used to be as soon as one among Britain’s most-high profile comedians, identified for his flamboyant taste and look, a standard on tv and radio, together with running for the BBC, all through the 2000s whilst he additionally starred in quite a lot of movies similar to “Get Him to the Greek.”
He married Perry in a lavish wedding ceremony in India in 2010, however filed for divorce simply 14 months later. He now basically specializes in on-line tasks and has a big following for his common podcasts and presentations on social media.
“I don’t thoughts them the usage of my books and my stand-up to speak about my promiscuous consensual habits up to now,” he stated in his video message. “What I severely refute are those very, very critical legal allegations.”
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