Katy Perry’s previous comments about her divorce from Russell Brand resurface afterward The Sunday Times published an article this weekend in which several women accused the comedian and actor of sexual assault.
Speaking to Vogue in 2013Perry discussed her split from Brand, whom she was married to for just over a year starting in 2010.
“I felt very responsible for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can’t necessarily reveal because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day,” Perry said in 2013. “I let go and I thought: It’s not me; That’s a mystery to me. So I left that behind.”
The quote has resurfaced in the wake of news about Brand, and some people are wondering whether Perry knew about the allegations.
Perry also told Vogue that she believed Brand didn’t like her being the “boss” on tour and that he couldn’t handle the “sameness” of their personalities.
“When I met him, at first he wanted to have someone on an equal level, and I think strong men often want someone on an equal level, but then they get the equality and they think, ‘I can’t handle the equality,'” the singer said. “He didn’t like the atmosphere where I was the boss on tour. It was really hurtful and very controlling, which was annoying.”
According to the story published Saturday – the result of a joint investigation by several British news outlets – Brand’s alleged assaults occurred between 2006 and 2013. One woman said Brand raped her at his Los Angeles home. Another woman said he “forced his penis on her” when she was 31 and she was 16.
A day before the investigation was published, Brand denied what he called “very serious criminal allegations.” a video posted on social mediaHe admitted that he was “very, very promiscuous” during his acting career.
“During this period of promiscuity, the relationships I had were completely consensual,” Brand said in the video. “Back then I was always transparent, almost too transparent, and now I’m transparent too.”
Representatives for Perry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.