Katy Perry allegedly sexually harassed male model

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13 Aug 2019

'Teenage Dream' model claims Katy Perry 'exposed his penis'

American pop star Katy Perry has been accused of sexually harassing a model.

Josh Kloss (38), who featured as Perry's love interest in the video of her song 'Teenage Dream', made the allegations ahead of the song's ninth anniversary.

He alleged that the 34-year-old singer-songwriter exposed his penis at a social event back in 2010.

Here are more details about the allegations.

Details

Model claims Perry pulled his underwear and exposed his penis

Model claims Perry pulled his underwear and exposed his penis

In a series of Instagram post, Kloss detailed how Perry was sexually inappropriate with him at costume designer Johnny Wujek's birthday party.

Kloss alleged, "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."

Kloss felt 'pathetic and embarrassed' after incident

Kloss admitted that at the time, he had a crush on Perry, but the incident left him feeling "pathetic and embarrassed." He also claimed that after the first day of shooting, Perry invited him to a Santa Barbara strip club.

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Females with power as disgusting as men: Kloss

Explaining why he decided to speak, Kloss said, "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."

He added, "I was lorded over by her reps, about not discussing a single thing about anything regarding Katy publicly. And a couple of interviews they edited and answered for me."

'I'm not helping her bs image another second'

Claiming that he earned just $650 for 'Teenage Dream', Kloss said, "I was actually gonna play the song and sing it on ukele (sic) for the anniversary, but then as I was tuning, I thought, 'F*ck this. I'm not helping her bs image another second."

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Perry allegedly treated him 'like a prostitute'

Perry allegedly treated him 'like a prostitute'

Kloss said, "I was supposed to minimize myself and stay PC to protect her 'image'. I listened and was a good boy," adding, "The fear sticks with you, when you're censored to protect someone's image."

He said he was "treated like a prostitute."

He added that other women (Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner) who have a "lot more power than Katy," treated him respectfully.

Here is Josh Kloss' Instagram post

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” So I saw Katy a couple times after her break up with Russel. This one time I brought a friend who was dying to meet her. It was Johny Wujek’s birthday party at moonlight roller way. 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. Can you imagine how pathetic and embarrassed i felt? 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, hers songs are mainly great empowering anthems. 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. 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, fuck this, I’m not helping her bs image another second.

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Backlash

Perry's reps declined to respond to allegations

Notably, Kloss' allegations have invited a negative response from Perry's fans.

In the comments on his posts, Wujek dismissed his allegations as "bullsh*t" adding, "I'm not about to let you make accusations against my friend like this."

Jewelry designer Markus Molinari also wrote, "Stop lying to yourself and find peace in your life. Move on."

Meanwhile, Perry's reps have reportedly declined to comment.

History

Not the first time Perry has been accused of harassment

Not the first time Perry has been accused of harassment

However, this isn't the first time Perry's alleged sexual misconduct has come to light.

Last year, an American Idol contestant said Perry made him "uncomfortable" by kissing him on the show without his consent.

In 2017, singer Shawn Mendes claimed that Perry grabbed his butt at the iHeartRadio Music Awards Festival's red carpet event, however, he later took the allegations back and apologized.

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