Katy Perry apparently hinted at Russell Brand’s secrets years before s****l abuse allegations came to light.
In a 2013 interview with Vogue, which resurfaced amid ongoing allegations against Brand, the “Firework” singer opened up about her “controlling” ex-husband and their “really hurtful” marriage.
Perry, 38, told the outlet she was “in love” with Brand, 48, when she married him in India on October 23, 2010. However, the two divorced just 14 months later after receiving a breakup message from him in New York. New Year’s Eve 2011.
She admitted she initially blamed herself for the breakup – until she “discovered the real truth” about the comedian.
“At first, when I met him, he wanted an equal, and I think a lot of times strong men want an equal, but then they get that equal and they’re like, ‘I can’t handle equality.’ He didn’t like the atmosphere where I’m the boss on tour. So it was really hurtful, and it was very controlling, which was upsetting,” Perry said at the time.
“I felt very responsible for how that story ended, but then I discovered the real truth, which I can’t necessarily divulge because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day. I let go and said to myself, “It’s not because of me; that beats me. So I moved on. »
Perry has yet to reveal what “truth” she was alluding to in that interview, but many fans are now speculating that she was referencing Brand’s dark past amid the new allegations. Page Six has reached out to the “Wide Awake” singer’s reps for comment.
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As previously reported, four women accused Brand of rape, s****l a*sault and psychological abuse in incidents allegedly taking place between 2006 and 2013 in an explosive expose published by the Sunday Times on Saturday.
One of the anonymous accusers alleged that the “Bring Him to the Greek” star raped her “against a wall” in his Los Angeles home in 2012. She told the outlet she had medical records to back up her allegations after she fled to a rape center for help the next day.
A second victim alleged she and Brand were in an “emotionally abusive and controlling” relationship when she was just 16 and he was 31. She claimed Brand a*saulted her and even referred to as a “child” throughout their alleged relationship. romance.
Brand vehemently denied all of the “extremely disturbing” accusations in a video posted via Instagram on Friday, a day before the expose was released.
“I have received two extremely disturbing letters, or a letter and an email, one from a mainstream television media outlet, the other from a newspaper, listing a litany of blatant and aggressive attacks. In the middle of this litany of astonishing, somewhat baroque attacks, are very serious allegations that I absolutely refute,” he declared.
“When I was in the movies, and as I’ve written a lot in my books, I was very, very promiscuous. During this period of promiscuity, the relationships I had were absolutely always consensual.
The “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” actor went on to say that he seriously denies these “very, very serious” criminal allegations.
“[There are] witnesses whose testimonies directly contradict the narratives that these two major media outlets are trying to construct, apparently, in what appears to me to be a coordinated attack,” he said, referring to the Sunday Times’ joint investigation with the Times and Channel 4’s ‘Dispatches’.
“I don’t want to delve into this further because of the seriousness of the allegations, but I feel like I’m being attacked and it’s obvious they work very closely together.”
Representatives for Brand did not immediately respond to Page Six’s requests for additional comment.