In a surprising twist amidst the recent allegations against Russell Brand, a past interaction with Meghan Markle has come to light. The British comedian, who recently faced accusations of sexual assault from four different women, had once shared an on-screen kiss with the Duchess of Sussex in the 2010 movie "Get Him to the Greek."
Brand, reflecting on the film, mentioned, "She was in a film that I was in ... Get Him to the Greek it was called. Bloody good film. I didn't know her at the time because she wasn't married to a royal person, so I wasn't paying attention." Meghan's role in the movie was minor, and she didn't have any speaking lines. However, Brand recalled a particular scene, saying, "I think I planted one on her in the scene. ... It was scripted in the scene. I only know this because I think I saw a clip of it somewhere."
Interestingly, Meghan's cameo in the movie is listed as 'uncredited' on her IMDB page. The comedian, known for his sharp wit, even joked about the scene, suggesting that during the royal wedding, when attendees are asked if there are any objections, someone should exclaim, "Yeah, Russell Brand snogged her in that film!"
The revelation about the on-screen kiss comes at a time when Brand is under intense scrutiny. As reported, he has been accused of rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse by four women, with the alleged incidents spanning from 2006 to 2013. The comedian has vehemently denied these allegations. In a recent Instagram video, Brand stated, "I've received two extremely disturbing letters, one from a mainstream media TV company, one from a newspaper, listing a litany of extremely egregious and aggressive attacks. But amidst this litany of astonishing, rather baroque attacks, are some very serious allegations that I absolutely refute."
He further elaborated on his past, mentioning, "These allegations pertain to the time when I was working in the mainstream, when I was in the newspapers all the time, when I was in the movies. And as I've written about extensively in my books, I was very, very promiscuous. Now during that time of promiscuity, the relationships I had were absolutely, always consensual."
The juxtaposition of Brand's past interactions, including the light-hearted on-screen moment with Meghan Markle, against the backdrop of serious allegations, paints a complex picture of the comedian's life and career. As the story unfolds, it remains to be seen how these revelations will impact Brand's reputation and future endeavors.