Katy Perry's 'alarming' nickname for ex-husband Russell Brand has been revealed
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Katy Perry reportedly had an ‘alarming’ nickname for her ex-husband, Russell Brand.
It comes just days after the comedian was accused of assaulting four women, following an intense investigation by The Times and Channel 4’s Dispatches.
Amid the fallout, columnist and presenter Piers Morgan shared the nickname as he spoke about the allegations.
In the shocking documentary, Dispatches alleged that Brand assaulted four women whilst at the height of his fame.
Although the women have stayed anonymous, their testimonies were used during the Dispatches documentary – which aired on Saturday (Sept 16).
One victim claimed that she was just 16 at the time of the assault, whilst the Get Him To The Greek star was in his early thirties.
Another alleged that she was raped by the comic-turned-actor at his LA home, before visiting a rape crisis centre later that day.
A third even claims that she was threatened with legal action, after stating that she’d been assaulted while working with him.
The fourth also stated that Brand was psychically and emotionally abusive toward her.
He denied the allegations in a video on his YouTube channel, claiming that the relationships were consensual and that he was part of a ‘co-ordinated attack’ by the media.
As the scandal continues though, Morgan has written about the nickname in his column for The Sun and claimed he heard about it from Brand’s ex-wife, Katy Perry.
According to the journalist, she often called her former husband ‘Rasputin’ – referring to the infamous Siberian mystic Grigori Rasputin.
For those who didn’t pass high school history, the figure was known for seducing women and the influence he had on the Russian royal family.
During his 2013 interview, Morgan claims that Perry said: "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.”
In a later conversation with Brand, the presenter told him about the nickname.
Brand then reportedly responded: “He was a pretty powerful bloke, he could manipulate folk with his eyes.
"I like Rasputin... he was all right, wasn't he... a mad monk with magical, mystical powers, having it off with everyone, drinking and getting into fights.”
UNILAD has reached out to Brand for comment about the allegations.