Russell Model bragged about “planting one” on Meghan Markle for a film they starred in collectively in an interview from 2018.
Throughout an look on ITV’s Unfastened Ladies, days earlier than Markle’s marriage ceremony to Prince Harry, Model was requested by host Andrea McLean if it was true he had “snogged” her.
“As a matter of reality it’s,” Model replied. “However let me say earlier than you get carried away with it. It’s as a result of she was in a movie that I used to be in, Get Him To The Greek.”
Model defined that he didn’t know who Markle was on the time as a result of she “wasn’t married to a royal individual” so he “wasn’t paying consideration”.
He added: “I don’t bear in mind the movie that a lot as a result of I used to be nonetheless out of it. I believe I planted one on her. It was scripted in a scene. I solely know this as a result of I believe I noticed a clip of it someplace. So Meghan Markle, there we go.”
Get Him To The Greek, which starred Model and Jonah Hill, is a spin-off sequel to 2008 movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The movie featured a lot of visitor stars, together with Markle in an uncredited position, Christina Aguilera, Lars Ulrich and Pink.
The resurfaced clip comes after Model was accused of rape and sexual assault by 4 ladies between 2006 and 2013. The allegations had been dropped at mild in a joint investigation carried out by The Sunday Instances, The Instances and Channel 4’s Dispatches.
Model denied the allegations in a video, the place he stated all of his relationships had been consensual.
“Amidst this litany of astonishing, somewhat baroque assaults are some very severe allegations that I completely refute,” he stated. “These allegations pertain to the time after I was working within the mainstream, after I was within the newspapers on a regular basis, after I was within the motion pictures, and as I’ve written about extensively in my books, I used to be very, very promiscuous.
“Now throughout that point of promiscuity the relationships I had had been completely, at all times consensual. I used to be at all times clear about that then, virtually too clear, and I’m being clear about it now as properly. To see that transparency metastasised into one thing prison, that I completely deny, makes me query – is there one other agenda at play?”
Channel 4 and the BBC have each opened investigations into Model. The previous has additionally eliminated all content material that includes the comic from its streaming service.
For assist, recommendation or extra info concerning sexual harassment, assault and rape within the UK, go to the Rape Disaster charity web site. Within the US, go to RAINN.