According to reports, Katy Perry previously seemingly dropped a hint about undisclosed aspects of Russell Brand’s life, claiming she knew the “real truth” about him, years before sexual abuse allegations against him emerged.
In a 2013 Vogue interview, which has resurfaced amid the ongoing controversy around Brand, Perry discussed her marriage with the comedian, describing it as controlling and hurtful. Netizens are referring to the magazine interview in which Katy hinted at the “real truth” about him. Katy Perry revealed that she was deeply in love with Russell Brand when they got married in India on October 23, 2010. However, their relationship lasted just 14 months, ending with a breakup text from him on New Year’s Eve in 2011. Initially, the “Roar” singer blamed herself for the breakup, until she discovered what she calls the “real truth” about him.
Perry shared her perspective on Brand’s changing behavior during their relationship, stating that initially he sought an equal partnership. However, he struggled with her taking on a more dominant role, particularly when she was in charge during their tours.
She said, “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. I let go and I was like, ‘This isn’t because of me; this is beyond me.’ So I have moved on from that.”
One of the unnamed accusers has come forward, stating that she experienced an emotionally abusive and controlling relationship with Brand when she was just 16, and he was 31. She alleged that Brand assaulted her and repeatedly referred to her as a ‘child’ during their romance.
However, Brand denied all the allegations and that all his relationships were consensual.