SELF-CONFESSED sex addict Russell Brand has dated some of the world’s most glamorous women – and even married pop star Katy Perry.
The pair are believed to have met in 2009 and soon began dating in their whirlwind romance that saw them tie the knot in a small ceremony in India in 2010.
But the romance was short-lived, with the American singer and British comedian divorcing just 14 months later.
That moment that Perry received the message was caught on camera, appearing in her 2012 documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me.
The singer is seen breaking down in tears in the documentary while dressed for the performance.
And the California Girls singer has since opened up about the split, saying she was “f***ed” and “felt a lot of responsibility”.
Speaking to Vogue in 2013, the star said the initial romantic whirlwind had been “magical”, adding he was “hysterical”.
But she said Brand didn’t visit her on her tour at the time, adding: “At first when I met him he wanted an equal, and I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they’re like, I can’t handle the equalness.
“He didn’t like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour. So that was really hurtful, and it was very controlling, which was upsetting.
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“I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending.”
She then added: “But then I found out the real truth, which I can’t necessarily disclose because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day.
“I let go and I was like: This isn’t because of me; this is beyond me. So I have moved on from that.”
It’s unclear what “truth” Katy Perry was referring to.
It comes after a bombshell report by The Times revealed five women have alleged Brand sexually assaulted them while at the height of his fame.
And a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary which aired last night revealed that Brand allegedly attacked the victims between 2006 and 2013.
The comedian has denied all allegations.
The first woman claimed that the comedian raped her up against a wall at his home in Los Angeles.
According to the woman, Brand apologised to her when she texted him to say “When a girl [says] no it means no” after she had been treated at a rape crisis center, saying he was “very sorry” and would “make it up to her with love and kindness”.
A second alleged that 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.
Brand would have been 31 at the time.
Russell Brand’s denial in full
Hello there, you awakening wonders.
Now this isn’t the usual type of video we make on this channel where we critique, attack and undermine the news in all its corruption because in this story I am the news.
I have received two extremely disturbing letters – well 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 as well as some pretty stupid stuff – like my community festival should be stopped, that I shouldn’t be able to attack mainstream media narratives on this channel.
But amidst this litany of astonishing, rather baroque, attacks are some very serious allegations that I absolutely refute. These allegations pertain to the time when I was working in the mainstream – when I was in the newspapers all the time, when I was in the movies, and as I have written about extensively in my books I was very very promiscuous
Now during that time of promiscuity, the relationships I had were absolutely always consensual. I was always transparent about that then, almost too transparent. And I’m being transparent about it now as well.
And to see that transparency metastasized into something criminal that I absolutely deny makes me question is there another agenda at play?
Particularly when we have seen coordinated media attacks before – like with Joe Rogan when he dared to take a medicine that the mainstream media didn’t approve of and we saw a spate of headlines from media outlets across the world using the same language.
I’m aware that you guys have been saying in the comments for a while ‘Watch out Russell, they are coming for you, you are getting too close to the truth, Russell Brand did not kill himself’.
I know that a year ago there was a spate of articles ‘Russell Brand is a conspiracy theorist, Russell Brand’s right wing’.
I’m aware of news media making phone calls, sending letters to people I know for ages and ages.
It’s been clear to me or at least it feels to me like there’s a serious and concerted agenda to control these kind of spaces and these kind of voices and I mean my voice along with your voice.
I don’t mind them using my books and my stand up to talk about my promiscuous consensual conduct in the past. What I seriously refute are these very very serious criminal allegations.
Also it’s worth mentioning that there are witnesses whose evidence directly contradicts the narratives that these two mainstream media outlets are trying to construct apparently in what seems to me to be a coordinated attack
Now I don’t want to get into this any further because of the serious nature of the allegations, but I feel like I’m being attacked and plainly they are working very closely together
We are obviously going to look into this matter because it’s very, very serious. In the meantime I want you to stay close, stay awake but more important than any of that if you can, please, stay free.
The girl, given the pseudonym Alice, also claimed he referred to her as “the child” during a three-month-long abusive relationship.
She claimed he asked her to save his name in her phone as “Carly” and sent a car to pick her up from school and ferry her to his home, even claiming that the taxi driver begged her not to go inside.
The third alleged victim, who said that she worked with Brand, claimed he sexually assaulted her before threatening legal action if she spoke out.
And the fourth woman accused him of sexually assaulting her as well as being both emotionally and physically abusive.
A fifth, Jordan Martin, previously wrote in a book about the alleged abuse she endured in February 2007.
She claims he subjected her to emotional abuse, sexual abuse and made her brush her teeth so hard her gums bled.
The women do not know each other and felt compelled to speak up due to Brand’s rise as an online influencer.
Overnight, Brand denied all the allegations against him, slamming them as “aggressive attacks” before they were published.
While he admitted to being “promiscuous” during the height of his fame, he firmly denied any criminal aspect to his behaviour.
Claims made against Brand
- Woman 1: Claims Brand raped her in his Los Angeles Home
- Woman 2: Claims Brand forced her to perform oral sex when she was just 16
- Woman 3: Claims Brand sexually assault her in LA and threatened legal action if she spoke out.
- Woman 4: Claims Brand sexually assaulted her and was physically and emotionally abusive
- Jordan Martin: Jordan had a sixth-month relationship with Brand who she claims made her brush her teeth so hard her gums bled so she would taste “anonymous”, and sexually assaulted her one night in a hotel room