Katy Perry’s creepy nickname for Russell Brand was shared by Piers Morgan
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Piers Morgan has shared the creepy nickname Katy Perry once had for ex-husband Russell Brand.
One of the alleged victims was just 16 years old at the time.
The comedian has vehemently denied the allegations and said his relationships have been consensual, describing the media onslaught as a ‘co-ordinated attack’.
Piers Morgan has been covering the story on his TalkTV show Piers Morgan Uncensored, having spoken to the likes of Georgina Baillie – the granddaughter of Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs, who was sent an offensive voicemail by Brand and Jonathan Ross as part of a radio stunt in 2008.
In his column for The Sun, he also discussed Brand’s divorce from singer Katy Perry, having spoken to her about the split 10 years ago.
Morgan said that in 2013, he had asked Perry, now 38, if she wanted to sit down to discuss how she felt, but she apparently replied that she was 'not ready yet'.
He claimed Perry continued: “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.”
Morgan went on to reveal that Perry also had an unusual nickname for her former husband, calling him ‘Rasputin’, as a reference to Siberian-born Grigori Rasputin.
Dubbed ‘Russia’s greatest ever love machine’ by Boney M, Rasputin was renowned for seducing women and was also known for the major influence he cast once he befriended the imperial family of Tsar Nicholas II.
According to Morgan, Perry said to him: "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.”
The presenter also said that after finding out the moniker from Perry, he proceeded to tell Brand, who reportedly said: “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.”
Perry and Brand met while filming the 2010 movie Get Him To The Greek, when she was 25 and he 35.
In October 2010, the couple tied the knot at the Ranthambore Tiger Sanctuary in Rajasthan, India, but 14 months later, Brand allegedly sent Perry a text message stating he had filed for divorce, which was finalised in 2012.