Forgetting Sarah Marshall 'ruined' by Russell Brand, Mila Kunis controversies, say fans
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Fans agree that Forgetting Sarah Marshall has been tarnished after stars Russell Brand and Mila Kunis both recently became embroiled in separate controversies.
Released in 2008, Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a romantic comedy starring Brand and Kunis alongside Jason Segel, and Kristen Bell. The film revolves around Peter Better (Segel), a music composer on a TV series featuring his girlfriend Sarah Marshall (Bell). After the duo break up after five years, Peter holidays in Hawaii where he runs into Sarah vacationing with her new boyfriend (Brand). Kunis portrays Rachel, a front desk clerk at the Hawaiian resort who enters a relationship with Peter.
In recent days though, accusations of rape, emotional abuse, and sexual assault have been made against Brand. As reported by BBC, the allegations came to light during a joint investigation by The Sunday Times, The Times, and Channel 4’s Dispatches. Four women alleged that the assaults took place between 2006 and 2013. Claims refer to Brand’s behaviour as controlling and predatory.
Brand has since denied the allegations, saying his relationships have always been “consensual”. In a video posted to YouTube, he said, “Amidst this litany of astonishing, rather baroque attacks are some very serious allegations that I absolutely refute. These allegations pertain to the time when I was working in the mainstream, when I was in the newspapers all the time, when I was in the movies, and as I've written about extensively in my books I was very, very promiscuous.”
Mila Kunis recently came under fire after previously having written a character letter for the now-convicted rapist Danny Masterson. Masterson worked with Kunis on That 70s Show. She wrote that he had an “exceptional character” and that she could “sense his innate goodness”. Masterson has since been convicted of two counts of rape, and was sentenced to 30 years in jail.
Kunis, alongside Ashton Kutcher, appeared in an apology video last week. Kutcher explained that the letters were “intended for the judge to read and not to undermine the testimony of the victims or re-traumatise them in any way,” adding, "We’d never want to do that, and we’re sorry if that has taken place."
Now, as reported by Dexerto, fans say they’ll no longer enjoy Forgetting Sarah Marshall. One Twitter user wrote, “Pissed that Get Him to the Greek and Forgetting Sarah Marshall are now ruined,” while another added, “F**kers ruined Forgetting Sarah Marshall.”
The accusations made against Brand, and the ongoing investigation of them, clearly take precedent above all else. The Met Police confirmed a few days ago that they’ve received one formal report of sexual assault. The situation remains in development.
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