Katharine McPhee didn’t think Russell Brand meant any malicious intent when he pulled her to sit on his lap during a 2013 interview with Jimmy Fallon. According to the Daily Mail.
“This particular incident happened over 10 years ago and was harmless,” the singer-songwriter said after the clip went viral amid recent sexual abuse allegations against Brando, according to the outlet.
Representatives for Mr. McPhee, 39, did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.
The “American Idol” alum’s comments come after fans criticized an uncomfortable moment that occurred when both Brando and McPhee appeared on “The Tonight Show” more than a decade ago. .
Re-released footage showed McPhee walking up to greet Fallon when Brand grabbed McPhee’s arm and pulled him to sit on his lap.
He then hugged her from behind and grabbed her waist while she tried to wrestle away from him.
Despite her discomfort, he takes things further by shouting “For the Queen!” before bouncing her onto her lap.it will fall “Arthur” begged Starr to “stop” wastefully.
The disturbing footage resurfaced after multiple women accused the now 48-year-old actor of rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse.
The incidents that are said to have occurred between 2006 and 2013 are The Sunday Times publishes an exposé and Channel 4’s ‘Dispatch’ television special.
One anonymous accuser, who was in her 30s at the time, claimed that Brando raped her “against a wall” in his Los Angeles home in 2012, just five months after his divorce from Katy Perry.
Meanwhile, the second accuser claimed that she was only 16 years old. Legal age of consent in the UK – when she found herself in an “emotionally abusive and controlling” relationship with Brando, then 31.
After learning her age, Brand is said to have said, “If you’re 12, I’m off the hook…I need to know where I stand legally.”
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Later, upon learning that the minor was still a virgin, the actor allegedly replied, “‘Oh my god, my baby, my baby,'” before “holding” her in his arms “like a child” and fondling her. Ru. [her] “‘You’re like my little doll,'” he said.
Towards the end of their three-month relationship, the actor also allegedly “forced his penis down her throat” until she gagged. He allegedly refused to leave her until the victim hit him.
Before the revelations were made public, the brand released a lengthy video denying “a series of egregious and offensive attacks.”
Since the allegations made headlines over the weekend, several disturbing old videos and comments from the actor have resurfaced online.
Back in 2013, the comedian appeared on Richard Herring’s podcast Leicester Square Theater and described himself as a “sex narcissist” who had become a “pretty comprehensive pretentious person”.
“Oh, I raped someone once,” he told the audience (According to the Daily Mail), adding, “And then killed her.”
The Unforgettable Sarah Marshall star also joked that the ancient Greeks were “smart” for having sex with children while laying the foundations for modern mathematics.
“I made another triangle. I’m a fucking kid. This is awesome. Fuck the kid with the triangle,” he said in the since-deleted episode. “No, that’s too much.”
Brando’s comedy tour has been postponed since the accusations came to light.
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