Recent revelations have shed light on an intriguing detail from Russell Brand’s past, specifically a peculiar nickname given to him by his ex-wife, Katy Perry.
These revelations emerge amid Russell’s denials of allegations of rape and sexual assault following a joint investigation by Channel 4 and Sunday Times.
The investigation brought forth allegations of sexual assault by four different women spanning the years between 2006 and 2013, during the peak of Russell’s fame.
Katy Perry’s Silence and Piers Morgan’s Revelation
While Russell Brand has been at the center of these allegations, his former spouse and pop sensation, Katy Perry, has chosen to remain silent on the matter.
However, UK journalist Piers Morgan has provided some insight into their past by disclosing Katy’s rather unusual nickname for the comedian.
According to Piers, Katy used to affectionately refer to Russell as “Rasputin.”
The Enigmatic Nickname: Rasputin’s Connotations
Piers Morgan stumbled upon Katy’s nickname for Russell in 2013 when he attempted to interview the “Firework” hitmaker.
The moniker “Rasputin” carries Russian origins and means “debauched one.”
Historically, Rasputin was infamous for his reputation as a womanizer and seducer. This association adds an intriguing layer to Katy’s choice of nickname.
Katy’s Evasive Response and Russell’s Playful Reaction
Piers recalled an encounter with Katy at a Vanity Fair event in Washington, D.C. back in 2013.
At the time, Katy was reticent about discussing the breakdown of her marriage but humorously remarked on the British disposition, saying, “You Brits are all the same, so damn confident… Trouble is, I find that irresistible.
“I love Brits… Well, not all of them – not Rasputin, obviously,” referring to Russell.
Controversy Surrounding Russell Brand: Allegations and Denials
The controversy surrounding Russell Brand intensified with the allegations made during the joint investigation aired on September 16.
One of the alleged victims, using the pseudonym Nadia to protect her identity, claimed that Russell raped her against a wall in 2012 at his Los Angeles residence.
In a clip from the investigation, she described the harrowing encounter.
Russell Brand responded to the allegations on September 15 in a video statement, categorically denying the charges.
He emphasized that during his promiscuous phase, his relationships were always consensual and mentioned the presence of witnesses whose accounts contradicted the allegations presented by the mainstream media outlets involved in the investigation.
A Nickname Amid Controversy
The revelation of Katy Perry’s playful nickname for Russell Brand offers a glimpse into their past and adds a layer of curiosity amid the ongoing controversy.
As Russell faces serious allegations, the public remains divided, and the truth behind these accusations remains a subject of intense scrutiny.