Warning: This story discusses sexual assault.
The Forgetting Sarah Marshall actor and comedian issued a video statement on YouTube Sept. 15, hours before the outlet published its report from what it said was a joint investigation conducted with daily sister outlet The Times and the U.K.’s Channel 4.
“I’ve received two extremely disturbing letters or a letter and an email—one from a mainstream media TV company, one from a newspaper listing a litany of extremely egregious and aggressive attacks,” Brand said. ”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.”