Russell Brand’s father-in-law Bernard ‘begged his daughter Laura to end her relationship with him
Russell Brand’s father-in-law begged his daughter Laura Gallacher to end her relationship with the shamed comedian, a source claimed.
It comes after a bombshell expose revealed allegations of rape, sexual assault and abuse against Brand.
Sources earlier claimed that her dad, legendary golfer Bernard Gallacher, begged her not to marry him.
Laura was first introduced to Brand back in 2007, when she was 19 years old and he was 30, by her sister Kirsty Gallacher, who previously worked for Sky Sports.
They dated for a brief period before they split and the comedian jetted off to Hollywood.
Bernard was reportedly delighted with the news - who was concerned about the couple’s age gap.
A friend told MailOnline at the time: “He begged her to end it”.
However, Laura reunited with Brand back in 2015 after a chance encounter while taking a walk with a friend following a break-up.
Russell Brand proposed to Laura in June 2016 before tying the knot in August 2017.
Brand's alleged victims' claims range from rape to sexual assault, to emotional and physical abuse.
One woman claims she was a victim of an assault at Brand's home in 2013 after they met at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
Another claimed that the comedian raped her up against a wall at his home in Los Angeles.
A third alleges he forced her to perform oral sex until she choked while she was just 16 and that she had to punch him in the stomach to make him stop.
A fourth woman accused him of sexually assaulting her as well as being both emotionally and physically abusive.
The fifth claims he subjected her to emotional abuse, sexual abuse and made her brush her teeth so hard her gums bled.
And today it was revealed that cops have begun investigating a new claim that comic Russell Brand sexually assaulted a woman in London’s Soho.
The alleged attack is said to have taken place in 2003.
The Met Police said in a statement yesterday it received a report on Sunday.
It added: “Officers are in contact with the woman and will be providing her with support.”
Before the claims were published, Brand released a video denying the allegations, insisting that while he was "promiscuous", his relationships had always been consensual.