Lauren Harries, the 45-year-old antiques expert, has reignited claims of a past romantic involvement with comedian Russell Brand, 48, who is currently facing allegations of sexual misconduct, rape, and sexual assault following a Dispatches exposé, which he vehemently denies.
Harries described their purported six-month relationship, which Brand has consistently denied, shedding light on her unsettling experiences. She remarked, “I don’t think Russell wanted to be seen with me, so we didn’t go out. We had our moments, but he can’t admit to it. It was going on for six months at least. Let’s just say he liked the bedroom department, but that was all I was good for.”
Brand had previously dismissed her claims, poking fun at her background as a child antiques expert on Terry Wogan’s talk show, saying, “Lauren’s claims are as fraudulent as her evaluation of Ming vases on Wogan. And before she starts, I also have not had sex with a Ming vase or Wogan.”
In 2015, Lauren released a single titled “All Dressed Up,” which she claimed was inspired by her relationship with Brand, whom she met on Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side in 2006.
Speaking about the single, she stated, “It’s about being dressed up to go out, then being stood up by a man, feeling sh***y and crying about it. Russell Brand inspired me to write it. He left me all dressed up with nowhere to go… ‘I don’t think Russell wanted to be seen with me, so we didn’t go out. We had our moments, but he can’t admit to it. It was going on for six months at least. Let’s just say he liked the bedroom department, but that was all! That was all I was good for.'”
In 2013, Lauren Harries made additional claims regarding her disputed fling with Russell Brand, despite his consistent denials. Brand is currently facing historic allegations of sexual assault following a report by The Sunday Times and Channel 4’s Dispatches. While he has received support from some public figures like Elon Musk, Andrew Tate, and Laurence Fox, he has faced distancing within the comedy community.
Both the BBC and Channel 4, where Brand previously worked, have initiated investigations into his behavior. The Metropolitan Police has expressed interest in the allegations but has not received any formal reports as of now.