Russell Brand joked that he would “strip” The View host Joy Behar of her tights and offered to break Sherri Shepherd’s singlehood during a 2009 interview on the daytime talk show – which has now resurfaced following the rape and assault allegations. against the actor.
The incredibly risky interview, which took place more than 14 years ago, was peppered with sexual innuendo, with Russell joking that panelists including Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters and Meghan McCain left him “excited” .
He also stroked Sherri’s bare leg after telling her she looked “nice”, promised to “take care of her” and bragged that she would “forget her own name” because he’s very “confident” in the bedroom department.
Russell, now 48 and married to Laura Gallacher, found himself in the middle of a high-profile sex scandal this week after a Dispatches expose revealed allegations of misconduct, rape and sexual assault – which he denies.
Russell Brand apparently proposed spending the night with Sherri Shepherd during an appearance on The View in 2009.
The long-haired star stroked Sherri’s bare leg as co-host Barbara Walters looked on.
Whoopi Goldberg, Meghan McCain and Joy Behar were also present for the interview.
The sex discussion began when Joy referenced Russell’s controversial title of “Shagger of the Year”, asking him: “Are you proud of that?”
“One of my biggest honors, Joy, is my Shagger of the Year award,” he replied, before admitting that it was “awkward” to discuss the title with his mother Barbara.
When he confirmed he had been drug and alcohol free for six and a half years, Meghan asked him: “You said you’re drug and alcohol free, but what about sex addiction?” Joy teased, “Yeah! And this, Shagger of the year?!’
“Now listen, you’re going to make me take away my title and I’ll make you take off your tights!” he replied as the studio audience laughed.
He then interrupted Sherri as she attempted to question him about his “sex and sexual relations”, with the comedian stroking her leg and stating: “You look pretty…I like those kind of high heels gladiator hat you’re wearing and I like it.” your legs.’
He then asked, “Now I understand you’ve been single for a while, when are you going to give it up?”
Whoopi chimed in, “Yeah Sherri, when are you going to give up?” He’s an eligible man, right here…’
Sherri, embarrassed, responded, “Don’t start anything, you can’t finish Russell!” » To which he replied: “I assure you that this is an area in which I have confidence, I am not bluffing. I will take care of you, I will make you see multicolor, I will make you forget your own name, it will be wonderful!’
“No wonder he’s Shagger of the Year!” Joy blurted out, as Barbara told Sherri, “It sounds to me like you’re looking forward to it, that’s all I’m saying!”
Russell, who was previously married to Katy Perry, then joked: “She looks pretty excited, I think, Barbara,” before turning to Sherri and saying: “You’re all dressed up, you’ve got me pissed , now go!’
Joy, pictured this month, joked that Russell had been named “Shagger of the Year”.
The comedian has denied allegations of rape and sexual assault made by four women.
Russell pictured with his pop star ex-wife Katy Perry in Los Angeles in December 2011
Sherri seemed troubled by his comments and attempted to continue the conversation by referencing her films Forget Sarah Marshall and Take Him to the Greek.
Referring to a scene in the latter, in which Russell’s character Aldous Snow makes an appearance on The View, he said: “You were kind enough to contribute and do a scene for this film. Well, it was very, very nice.
“You are an incredibly professional group of women and I feel both relaxed and excited in your company,” he joked, as everyone burst into laughter again.
Moments later, Barbara suggested that Russell should get help for his sex addiction, before joking: “That seems to serve you very well… whatever helps you get through the night, as they say!”
Russell turned his attention back to Sherri and replied, “Well, Sherri tonight!” as he placed his arm against hers on the back of the couch.
Sherri started laughing uncontrollably as Sister Act star Whoopi grilled him about his sexual escapades and asked, “Since you’ve been hanging out with Sherri, have you ever had a sister?”
‘Yeah! Loads!’ he has answered. “I live in London, our country is different, we all agree! Lots and lots, since I was very young, like 16!’
Sherri concluded the interview by saying, “Russell, thank you so much for coming. We love having you here, you have to come back.
A woman claimed she had an “emotionally abusive and controlling relationship” with the star when he was 31 and she was 16.
Russell and his wife Laura Gallacher, pictured here in November 2017, share two children
“You know we can meet outside of the confines of this show!” “” he told her and leaned in again, but Sherri just laughed at the comment.
The British comedian was on the show to promote his second appearance at the 2009 MTV VMAs.
Another recently resurfaced clip from Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show has also been circulating that shows Russell bouncing Katharine McPhee suggestively on his lap.
The clips come just days after Russell was accused of rape and sexual assault by four different women.
The allegations were laid bare in a joint investigation between the Sunday Times and Channel 4’s Dispatches, which revealed a litany of accusations against the comedian turned wellness influencer.
The Metropolitan Police said it would speak to the media following the accusations to investigate Russell’s alleged treatment of women, but added that at present police have “received no reports regarding” the sexual assault allegations detailed in the article or documentary.
Russell vigorously denied the allegations in a YouTube video posted the day before the Dispatches special aired, in which he described the claims as “serious” and “disturbing.”
The comedian, actor and internet personality told his 6.5 million followers Friday night that there had been “very, very serious criminal allegations” made against him that he “absolutely denies.”
Russell said he had received two “extremely worrying letters” from a “mainstream television company” and a newspaper.
The father of two said the letters listed “a litany of extremely blatant and aggressive attacks, which are false”.
Russell was pictured leaving the Troubadour Wembley Park theater on Saturday after performing a sold-out show.
Posting the video on movie theater. And as I’ve written a lot in my books, I was very, very promiscuous.
“During this period of promiscuity, the relationships I had were absolutely always consensual. I was always transparent about it then and I am transparent now.
“And seeing this transparency metastasized into something criminal that I absolutely deny makes me wonder if there is another agenda at play,” he added.
On Saturday evening, Russell performed at a sold-out show at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theater in north-west London as part of his Bipolarization tour.
Russell was due to perform in Windsor, Plymouth and Wolverhampton, but his promoters have now confirmed those shows will not go ahead.
A statement from the show’s promoters said: “We are postponing these few remaining drug fundraising charity shows, we don’t like doing it – but we know you will understand.”
“The Theater Royal Windsor will offer refunds for tickets in accordance with our terms and conditions.”