A video of Jimmy Fallon berating Russell Brand after the comedian suggestively bounced Katharine McPhee on his lap has resurfaced following explosive allegations.
The stand-up comedian, 48, appeared on the talk show in 2013 and attempted to flirt outrageously with the married actress, 39 – and it left her visibly uncomfortable.
The video resurfaced as Russell was accused of rape, sexual assault and psychological abuse by four women at the height of his fame, following a joint investigation by The Sunday Times, The Times and Channel 4 Dispatches .
The explosive allegations are said to have taken place between 2006 and 2013, when Russell was a presenter for BBC Radio 2 and Channel 4. He has denied the allegations.
In the Jimmy Fallon interview, Russell refused to leave the interview chair as Katharine stepped forward to speak to the host.
Resurfaced: Video footage of Russell Brand suggestively bouncing Katharine McPhee on his lap has been uncovered following explosive allegations.
Awkward: The comedian, 48, appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight show in 2013, where he attempted to flirt outrageously with the married actress, 39 – and it left her feeling uncomfortable.
The TV presenter grabbed Katharine’s hand as the actress jokingly sat on his lap. He told Jimmy, “She can sit here.”
The host then told Russell: “No Russell, don’t even say about the Queen, you can’t.”
The comedian then shouted: “For the Queen” while suggestively bouncing a shocked Katharine, who quickly jumped up.
Jimmy put his hand to his face and looked stressed as Russell told Katharine, “you look beautiful.”
Jimmy said, “Russell, please stop. Look away.’
Brand, famous for his acerbic, highly sexualized and outrageously crude comedy, joked: “I’m just going to sit here with my sexual charisma.”
Russell continued to flirt with Katharine throughout the interview, before realizing she was married to actor Nick Cokas, 58.
He said: “As you know, I’ve announced that I find Katharine very attractive and I think when she said ‘exchange numbers’ I was thinking of things I would like to exchange with her .
Russell then shouted, “Numbers. The genes. Genetic information. Data.’
Controversy: Jimmy tried to intervene as Russell began bouncing Katherine on his lap
“I didn’t know you were married!” : Russell continued to flirt with Katharine throughout the interview, before realizing she was married to actor Nick Cokas, 58.
Ex-husband: Katharine married Nick in 2008. They separated in 2016 (photo from 2012)
After Jimmy brought up Katharine’s husband, Russell interjected: “I didn’t know you were married.” I’m going to fuck off now.
Katharine split from Nick in 2016. She remarried in 2019 after finding love with David Foster, 73.
It comes as The Times and Sunday Times claim “several women” have come forward with undisclosed allegations about Brand’s behavior in the early 2000s, following their joint investigation with Channel 4 which was published on Saturday.
The maverick actor and stand-up comedian vigorously denied any wrongdoing and blamed the “mainstream media” for the “litany of astonishing, rather baroque attacks.”
The latest allegations – which the newspaper said were not investigated but will now be “rigorously verified” – follow accusations from four women, one of whom claims she was sexually assaulted by Brand during a three-month relationship with him when she was 16. and still at school.
Denial: Brand attacked “aggressive” media claims by insisting that all relationships he had “during his promiscuous period” were “consensual” in a 2 minute 45 second monologue.
Allegations: Russell was accused of rape, sexual assault and emotional abuse by four women. Alice (pictured) alleges Russell sexually assaulted her when she was 16
The BBC is now also facing “urgent questions” after it was claimed Brand used the car service provided by the corporation to pick the girl up from school.
It comes as the BBC and Channel 4 launched internal investigations into separate accusations of predatory behavior by Brand towards staff and members of the public during the period of his employment.
Channel 4 has since removed all programs linked to Brand from its website, including episodes of The Great British Bake Off and Big Brother’s Big Mouth in which he featured, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Netflix has since been asked to remove its comedy special, titled Re:Birth, from its streaming catalog.
The BBC investigation was announced minutes before Scotland Yard piled on the pressure by announcing detectives would like to speak to the comedian’s alleged victims.
Among the complaints raised during the investigation were allegations from a woman, who said Brand had raped her. against the wall of his Los Angeles home.
Another woman claimed the comedian sexually assaulted her while she was working with him in Los Angeles and threatened legal action if she told anyone.
While the third claimed to have been sexually assaulted by Brand who, according to her, was physically and emotionally violent towards her.
The fourth woman, called Alice to protect her identity, said she was 16 when he strangled her during a sex act.
She alleges that he took her virginity, was “concerned” about her being “innocent and pure” and often called her “the child.”
Alice described his behavior towards her as “grooming”, as Brand allegedly provided her with scripts on how to trick her parents into allowing her to visit. She also claimed he would send his “BBC car” to her secondary school to pick her up.
“The first time I used it, he told me it was booked to take him to his radio show, but he had a friend taking him instead, so I should use that car ” she told the Times.
She claimed the driver once took her from Brand’s home to her grandmother’s and that on another occasion the same car “picked me up from school.”
Alice added: “It was the same car… I knew it was a BBC car.”
The BBC had not initially committed to launching an investigation, but in the face of growing outcry it changed its position last night and a spokesperson said it was “urgently investigating these issues”.
In a statement, a BBC spokesperson said: “The documentary and associated reports contained serious allegations spanning several years.
“Russell Brand worked on BBC radio programs between 2006 and 2008 and we are urgently investigating the issues raised.”
Brand hit out at “aggressive” media claims by insisting that all the relationships he had “during his promiscuous period” were “consensual” in a 2 minute 45 second monologue to his 11 million fans of followers on X and 6.5 million subscribers on YouTube.
He accused news organizations of coordinating an attack on him, telling his supporters: “Is there another agenda at play?”
“Especially when we’ve already seen coordinated media attacks, like that of Joe Rogan, when he dared to take a drug that the mainstream media didn’t approve of, and we’ve seen a series of media headlines from the whole world using the same language.’