Pop star Katy Perry has been accused of sexual misconduct by the 38-year-old male model Josh Kloss, who appeared alongside her in the video for her hit song Teenage Dream.
In an Instagram post, 38-year-old model Kloss alleged that the pop star flashed his genitals to other people at a party and that she "embarrassed" him.
Taking to Instagram, he wrote:
You know. After I met Katy, we sang a worship song, “open the eyes of my heart”
She was cool and kind. When other people were around she was cold as ice even called the act of kissing me “gross” to the entire set while filming.
Now I was pretty embarrassed but kept giving my all, as my ex was busy cheating on me and my daughter was just a toddler, I knew I had to endure for her sake.
After the first day of shooting, Katy invited me to a strip club in Santa Barbara. I declined and told her “I have to go back to hotel and rest, because this job is all I have right now”
He then detailed the alleged incident, in which Perry reportedly flashed his genitals to her friends, leaving him feeling "embarrassed".
So I saw Katy a couple times after her break up with Russell.
This one time I brought a friend who was dying to meet her. It was Johnny Wujek’s birthday party at Moonlight Rollerway.
And when I saw her, we hugged and she was still my crush. But as I turned to introduce my friend, she pulled my Adidas sweats and underwear out as far as she could to show a couple of her guy friends and the crowd around us, my penis.
Then, he detailed how he had decided to share his story in order to highlight how powerful women can be just as "disgusting" as powerful men.
I just say this now because our culture is set on proving men of power are perverse.
But females with power are just as disgusting.
So for all her good she is an amazing leader, her songs are mainly great empowering anthems.
He then claimed that he was only paid $650 for his participation in the Teenage Dream video and that Perry's representatives forbade him from discussing anything to do with the singer in public.
And that is it. I continued to watch her use clips of her music videos for her world tour and then her dvd, only highlighting one of her male co-stars, and it was me.
I made around 650 in total off of Teenage Dream. I was lorded over by her reps, about not discussing a single thing about anything regarding Katy publicly. And a couple interviews they edited and answered for me.
Finally, he called the whole experience one of the most "confusing, assaulting and belittling jobs" that he'd ever done.
So, happy anniversary to one of the most confusing, assaulting, and belittling jobs I’ve ever done. Yay #teenagedream
I was actually gonna play the song and sing it on ukele for the anniversary, but then as I was tuning I thought, f*** this, I’m not helping her bs image another second.
In response, Johnny Wujek, whose party they were at on the evening of the alleged incident, defended Perry in the comments, and said that Kloss has an '"obsession" with singer and that he should "move on".
Oh hell no. I’m not about to let you make accusations against my friend like this. This is such bulls***.
Katy would never do something like that. We all know about your on going obsession with her since the day of filming that video.
You were writing her music. And planning an imaginary future with her. It’s not ok to do this to people who have done nothing but uplift and inspire others.
Focus on your life and your daughter and move on josh. I’ll be praying for you. We all will.
In response, Kloss shared a second caps-laden post, claiming that he was being asked to "minimise himself" and to "stay PC" in order to protect Perry's image. In the post, he wrote:
I was supposed to minimize myself and stay PC to protect her “image”
I listened and was a good boy.
The fear sticks with you, when you are censored to protect someone else’s image.
But in return treated like a prostitute and exposed in front of a group of her friends and other random people.
Then you are shocked and you block it out, because you watch the face of children being uplifted by positive music she sang.
And your mind is stuck trying to do your job and protect her bs image or be honest and help the global dialogue about power and abuse. And you hear over and over a million times that Males are the great evil on this planet. Meanwhile you know the truth POWER empowers what is corrupt in people, regardless of their gender.
Folks I am putting us both out on display to increase and enlighten everyone. I don’t want money for this, Many of you project your own ambitions. I don’t want fame from this, that is why I stomached it and kept working, and kept supporting the “teenage dream” image.
And this anniversary, and time elapse made me realize hey now is the time to let it out and let it go. Not one more day of hearing “How was Katy Perry?”
indy100 has reached out to Katy Perry's management for comment.