The administration firm that represented comic and influencer Russell Model has dropped him as a number of accusations of sexual abuse have been revealed in a years-long joint investigation by information shops.
The Sunday Instances, The Instances and Channel 4′s Dispatches reported this weekend that no less than 4 girls have accused Model of rape and sexual assault in incidents that allegedly occurred between 2006 and 2013.
One of many accusers was 16 years outdated on the time of the alleged encounter, when Model would have been practically twice her age. The investigation additionally cites a number of girls who accuse Model of being threatening or attempting to manage them.
The girl who says Model sexually abused her when she was 16 has accused the comic of grooming her and forcefully shoving his penis down her throat.
She says she approached Model’s agent at Tavistock Wooden Administration in 2020. It wasn’t till this weekend, when the outcomes of the investigation have been printed, that the corporate eliminated Model from its web site.
“Russell Model categorically and vehemently denied the allegation made in 2020, however we now consider we have been horribly misled by him. TW has terminated all skilled ties to Model,” the administration firm stated in a assertion to Deadline on Saturday, after the outlet seen that Model’s profile had disappeared from the corporate’s web site.
A girls’s charity based mostly within the UK additionally introduced that it has ended its relationship with the comic and his organisation, the Keep Free Basis, which goals to assist folks coping with dependancy points.
“We now have ended our affiliation with Russell Model and the Keep Free Basis,” the charity, Trevi Girls, stated in a assertion posted to Instagram on Saturday, following a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary special that expanded on the claims towards Model.
Model denied the allegations on Friday, a day earlier than the total investigation was printed, in a video posted to social media.
“As I’ve written about extensively in my books, I used to be very, very promiscuous,” Model says within the video, referring to the interval “after I was working within the mainstream, after I was within the newspapers on a regular basis, after I was within the films”.
“Throughout that point of promiscuity, the relationships I had have been completely at all times consensual,” Model says within the video.
The brand new investigation cites Model’s ex-girlfriend Jordan Martin, who wrote a e-book accusing him of sexual abuse and controlling behaviour throughout their relationship in 2007.
As a part of the investigation printed this weekend, one girl accuses Model of raping her towards a wall in his residence in 2012. She says Model apologized twice through textual content the subsequent day.
A unique girl who labored with Model in 2013 accuses him of sexually assaulting her in his residence as she screamed. She alleges that Model threatened to take authorized motion if she reported the assault.
Model, who has appeared as a Channel 4 TV host and a BBC radio presenter along with his stand-up and performing work, now has greater than 6 million followers on YouTube, the place he posts movies discussing wellness, conspiracy theories, spirituality, dependancy and extra.
Whereas he was as soon as extensively seen as a progressive, critics have accused Model of shifting his stances to the proper over time. Proper-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has vouched for Model, saying they’ve grow to be pals.
Model is in the midst of a tour of his Bipolarisation present, with engagements scheduled for Tuesday and Friday in England.
Tavistock Wooden Administration and a authorized consultant for Model didn’t instantly reply to HuffPost’s requests for remark.
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