Russell Brand and Jemima Khan: Judge orders couple's former masseuse to stop harassing them

Brand and Khan had taken legal action against Berki, claiming that the health professional activities had caused them both considerable distress

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The masseuse who publicly accused Russell Brand and Jemima Khan of assaulting her in a tell-all interview, before attempting to contact the Prime Minister with her accusations, has been ordered by a high court judge to stop harassing the couple.

Szilvia Berki, 31, claimed Khan and Brand treated her “like a prostitute” when she was called to the socialite’s home near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire on a private visit to give Brand a massage as a birthday present in June.

According to Mrs Justice Carr, Berki alleged to police that Brand had assaulted her, but the police closed the investigation after an “absence of necessary evidence”.

She had subsequently contacted the press, an MP and even David Cameron, the court heard.

This prompted the couple to take legal action against her and she was handed an “anti-harassment” order by Carr – similar to the one given to her on an “urgent basis” in August.


A friend of the couple told the Sunday People in August that Berki had sent Khan an email the same night she alleged the incident had taken place, saying that she’d enjoyed meeting the couple and confirmed that she had arrived at her home in Wimbledon safely.