Russell Brand Accused of Sexual Assault in 2010 on 'Arthur' Movie Set

An anonymous woman has filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, accusing the actor of exposing his penis to her and sexually assaulting her in a bathroom

<p>Jeff Spicer/Getty Images</p> Russell Brand photographed in London in October 2017

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Russell Brand photographed in London in October 2017

Russell Brand is facing a new allegation of sexual assault.

On Friday, a woman named only as Jane Doe filed a lawsuit against the actor, 48, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Suffolk County — accusing him of sexually assaulting her in a bathroom and exposing his penis to her on the set of the 2011 movie, Arthur.

According to the anonymous woman’s affidavit submitted with her court filing, the film's star "appeared intoxicated, smelled of alcohol, and was carrying a bottle of vodka on set" on July 7, 2010, before he exposed his penis to her "in full view of the cast and crew," as well as employees of the movie's production teams and Warner Bros.

In the affidavit, obtained by PEOPLE, the woman also claimed that "later that same day," Brand sexually assaulted her in a bathroom "as a member of the production crew guarded the door from outside." The woman alleged that she was booked for the movie for three days, but was "not brought back for the second or third day, and was only paid for one day of work" following the alleged assault.

Brand has not publicly addressed the lawsuit and his representatives did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

The movie referred to in the affidavit, a romantic comedy that was a remake of a 1981 movie of the same name, was released in April 2011. It featured direction from Jason Winer, as well as performances from Brand, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, Nick Nolte, Greta Gerwig, and more.

In the affidavit, Jane Doe claimed, that "as a result of the sexual abuse, I suffered and continue to suffer extreme embarrassment, shame, and fear." She also alleged that "as a result of the sexual assault by Russell Brand, I have found it difficult to trust others."

"I still maintain my career as an actor, and I am terrified of being blacklisted in the industry or suffering other negative effects beyond what I already suffered if my name is associated with a sexual assault lawsuit against others in the industry," the woman stated in the filing.

"I cannot bear to imagine my career that I love being jeopardized at this point in my life."

<p>John Lamparski/Getty Images</p> Russell Brand attends a book signing in New York City on October 3, 2017

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Russell Brand attends a book signing in New York City on October 3, 2017

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The affidavit also detailed the "retaliation" Jane Doe feared "against me and those close to me if my name was publicly associated with a sexual assault claim against a celebrity with a social media presence that includes millions of followers, including some that idolize Mr. Brand" and later included a request that the woman be allowed "to continue to prosecute my claims to the full extent of the law using a pseudonym."

The filing names Brand and production companies MBST Entertainment, BenderSpink and Langley Park Productions, as well as Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Bros. Discovery as defendants.

A separate affidavit, also obtained by PEOPLE, was filed by Jane Doe's attorney on Friday alongside the complaint and requested that the court allow the woman "to prosecute said claims without publicly disclosing [her] identity." It also claimed that she is "a victim of both childhood sexual assault and adult sexual assault and "has already experienced significant pain, shock, shame, and embarrassment due to the mental impact of the sexual abuse she endured."

According to the woman's attorney, she was employed as an extra on Arthur at the time the alleged assault took place and that her familiarity with individuals at those companies would lead to "shame" and possible "retaliation" from employers if she pursued her lawsuit publicly.

"Plaintiff was employed by defendants Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc., Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc., MBST Entertainment, Inc., BenderSpink, Inc. and Langley Park Pictures as an extra and, as such, Plaintiff is familiarly acquainted with many members of these production and management companies. Not only would public knowledge of this sexual abuse spurn [sic] intense shame and humiliation for Plaintiff, but further, Plaintiff fears retaliation from current and future employers," the affadavit claimed.

Additionally, the attorney detailed that Jane Doe was requesting an immediate order that none of the defendants reveal her identity, writing that she "further requests that this Court issue an Order temporarily restraining the Defendants from disclosing Plaintiff’s name or personal information to the public."

Neither affidavit addressed specific claims being made against any other defendant besides Brand.

Reps for Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment on Saturday. Reps for the production companies listed in the suit could not be reached for comment by PEOPLE.

The lawsuit follows a joint investigation released in September by The Sunday Times, The Times and U.K. current affairs show Dispatches, in which the actor was accused of rape, sexual assault and physical and emotional abuse by five women (one of whom was 16 at the time) between 2006 and 2013.

Before reports surfaced on Sept. 15, Brand had shared a video online earlier the same day where he said he "absolutely refutes" the allegations, which he claimed at the time were "extremely egregious and aggressive attacks."

“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,” he said in a video before the reports were published. “But amidst this litany of astonishing, rather baroque attacks, are some very serious allegations that I absolutely refute."

<p>James Manning/PA Images via Getty</p> Russell Brand photographed in Sept. 2023 in London

James Manning/PA Images via Getty

Russell Brand photographed in Sept. 2023 in London

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In the immediate aftermath of the accusations, some of Brand's Bipolarisation tour dates were postponed, while The Times reported, in the days after the initial investigation was published, that "several women" had since reached out with "new" claims involving Brand.

The actor was also the subject of a new sexual assault allegation in the U.K. the same week.

On Sept. 19, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police told PEOPLE in a written statement:

“On Sunday, 17 September, the Met received a report of a sexual assault which was alleged to have taken place in Soho in central London in 2003. Officers are in contact with the woman and will be providing her with support.”

Brand then faced a second investigation by U.K. police the following month when a woman came forward with a claim of "harassment and stalking."

In a written statement in October, Thames Valley Police told PEOPLE that the department "received new information in relation to harassment and stalking allegations dating back to 2018," and that it would "be inappropriate to comment on an ongoing investigation."

Brand has not publicly addressed any of the accusations against him since his Sept. 15 video, though in a video posted on social media on Sept. 22 he said that it had been "an extraordinary and distressing week," and thanked fans for their support.

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