Katy Perry and Russell Brand divorced more than a decade ago, but the singer’s past comments about the relationship recently resurfaced.
British comedian and actor Brand was accused of rape, sexual assault and other abusive behavior over the weekend. According to a joint investigation, numerous women said they were sexually abused by him between 2006 and 2013 shared on Saturday by the Times of London and Channel 4’s news program Dispatches. Shortly after news of the allegations broke, social media users recalled what Perry said about her ex-husband in 2013.
“He didn’t like the atmosphere where I was the boss on tour. “It was really hurtful and very controlling, which was disturbing,” the “Teenage Dream” musician said Fashion by the time.
Perry, 38, and “Get Him to the Greek” star Brand, 48, met at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards and married in October 2010. He filed for divorce in December 2011 and the two finalized their separation in February 2012 .
The singer told Vogue that she “felt very responsible” for the end of her marriage until she “found out the real truth.”
“I can’t necessarily reveal that [it] because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day,” she said. “I let go and thought, ‘It’s not me; That’s a mystery to me.’”
At the time, Perry did not reveal any further details about the “truth” she mentioned. Weekend social media users speculated that she was either referring to the alleged behavior described in the Times of London and Dispatches investigation or to Brand’s problems with it Seeks.
Perry’s claim that Brand first expressed his divorce plans via text message also resurfaced on X (formerly Twitter). Perry is currently engaged to Lord of the Rings star Orlando Bloom. They have a 3-year-old daughter.
A representative for Perry did not immediately respond to The Los Angeles Times’ request for comment Monday. The singer has not yet commented publicly on the allegations against her ex-husband.
Brand preemptively rejected the allegations on Friday a YouTube video.
“The relationships I have had have been completely and always consensual. I was always transparent about it back then. Almost too transparent, and I’m transparent now,” he said. “Seeing how this transparency has morphed into something criminal that I absolutely deny makes me wonder: Is there another agenda behind this?”
The allegations have already had an impact on Brand’s professional work. According to the Hollywood ReporterThe comedian’s live UK tour has been postponed amid sexual assault allegations. The Guardian reported On Monday, police said London’s Metropolitan Police had received a report of an alleged sexual assault in connection with the weekend allegations against Brand.
“On Sunday 17 September, the Met received a report of a sexual assault said to have occurred in Soho, central London, in 2003. Officers are in contact with the woman and will support her,” a Scotland spokesperson said, Yard said in a statement published by the Guardian.