A bizarre moment of Russell Brand pawing at Katharine McPhee on Jimmy Fallon has resurfaced amid allegations of harassment against Brand.
In the clip, the host is seen looking dumbfounded as Russell forcibly grabs fellow guest Katharine McPhee and forces her onto his lap. Russell, now 48, continued to try to flirt with the actress, 39, the interaction was cringe-worthy to watch.
Brand joked after finding out that McPhee was married “You should never destroy a marriage unless you are really bored.”
If nothing else, it’s still painful to watch the interaction.
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Brand has been accused of rape, assault, and emotional abuse between 2006 and 2013, when he was at the height of his fame working for the BBC, Channel 4 and starring in Hollywood films.
McPhee’s smile changes to dread as Brand grabs her by the hips and starts to bounce her on his lap.
She abruptly leaps up, and motions for him to move down one seat, as she mouths the words “Move. Away.
“I’ll just be here … with my sexual charisma,” Brand tells her.
“Oh my gosh, this is all too much for just my first 30 seconds,” McPhee says.
McPhee squirms as Brand grips her by the hips and around her waist.
The entire scene was hard to watch.