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Katy Perry’s disturbing nickname for Russell Brand revealed as rape allegations against comedian come out

'I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth,' the singer had shared after her brief marriage to Russell Brand
PUBLISHED SEP 21, 2023
Katy Perry was married to Russell Brand for just 14 months (Instagram/ @katyperry and @russellbrand)
Katy Perry was married to Russell Brand for just 14 months (Instagram/ @katyperry and @russellbrand)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Katy Perry reportedly gave a special nickname to her former husband Russell Brand after their 14-month-long marriage ended.

The ‘Dark Horse’ singer was married to Brand from October 2010 to July 2012.

Now the moniker has been disclosed by Piers Morgan as rape allegations against the comedian have come out.

Morgan also reportedly shared that Brand was "thrilled" to know the nickname.


 
 
 
 
 
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What was Katy Perry’s nickname for Russell Brand?

The 38-year-old singer reportedly nicknamed Brand “Rasputin,” after a known historical figure — that of a Siberian-born Russian 'holy' man, known for his power to seduce, who even influenced the Russian royalty.

Morgan got to know about it while attempting to interview Perry in 2013. 

He also said that he discussed the nickname with Brand while interviewing him.

At the time, the 48-year-old alleged rapist, told the 58-year-old journalist, as per The Sun, “I like Rasputin…”


 
 
 
 
 
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“He was all right, wasn't he... a mad monk with magical, mystical powers, having it off with everyone, drinking and getting into fights,” he added.

What did Katy Perry say about Russell Brand?

Perry has not yet spoken up about Brand or the accusations against him.


 
 
 
 
 
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However, in 2013 she told Vogue, “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,” she had said at the time, around a year after the divorce.

The ‘Roar’ singer had also mentioned, “I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, 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.”

She added, “I let go and I was like: This isn’t because of me; this is beyond me. So I have moved on from that.”


 
 
 
 
 
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When Piers Morgan tried to get Perry to speak about the secrets she was keeping at a Vanity Fair party in Washington DC, nearly a decade ago, she had told him, “'Because you'll get the truth out of me, and I'm just not ready to tell you the truth."

“In fact, I'm not sure I'm ready to admit the truth to myself. You Brits are all the same, so damn confident…,” she added.

“Trouble is, I find that irresistible. I love Brits… Well, not all of them – not Rasputin, obviously,” Perry stated, at the time.

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