Russell Brand is facing serious allegations of sexual offenses, including rape, made by four different women between 2006 and 2013. Brand has denied these allegations. The police have received a report of an assault in 2003 but no charges have been made. The public reaction to these allegations has been polarizing, with some believing them and others viewing them as an attack on Brand’s character. In the family court, allegations are decided based on the balance of probabilities, while in the criminal court, the standard of proof is higher and requires no reasonable doubt. These allegations are often made but not proven. Despite the passage of time, investigations can still occur and charges can be filed if there is sufficient evidence to convict and if it is in the public interest to do so.