Disgraced British comedian Russell Brand, who’s facing a multitude of sexual misconduct allegations, is in additional sizzling water — after a resurfaced video exhibits Brand suggestively bouncing singer Katharine McPhee on his knee throughout a 2013 look on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.”
However, McPhee has since downplayed the encounter, according to the Daily Mail.
“This particular incident was over 10 years in the past, and it was innocent,” she mentioned, based on the outlet.
In the three-and-a-half-minute clip, Brand jokingly refused to maneuver from his chair alongside Fallon, 48, when McPhee, 39, came to visit to talk with the host. He then grabbed McPhee’s hand and she or he sat on his lap, as Brand advised Fallon, “She’s welcome to take a seat right here.”
“No, Russell, don’t even say for the Queen, you possibly can’t,” Fallon mentioned, referring to McPhee, who regarded uncomfortable. Brand then shouted “for the Queen!” as he bounced a shocked McPhee on his knee earlier than she shortly stood up.
“Russell, please cease,” Fallon implored Brand. “Look away.”
“I’ll simply be right here, with my sexual charisma,” Brand creepily responded — after which proceeded to flirt with McPhee throughout her interview with Fallon.
“As , I’ve introduced it, I discover Katharine very enticing and I feel when she mentioned ‘alternate numbers’ I considered issues that I’d wish to alternate along with her,” Brand mentioned. He then shouted, considerably nonsensically, “Numbers. And genes. Genetic data. Data.”
“What is occurring proper now!” McPhee exclaimed.
He lastly stopped when the dialog turned to McPhee’s husband, Nick Cokas. The pair later cut up and she or he married David Foster in 2019.
“You can drop that man any day!” Brand mentioned to a shocked McPhee.
“Russell, no! Russell, no!” Fallon mentioned, laughing.
“I didn’t know you have been married,” Brand mentioned sheepishly. “I’m going to f–okay off now.”