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"She showed the crowd my penis." Katy Perry has been accused of sexual assault.

This post deals with sexual assault and might be triggering for some readers. 

A male model who appeared in Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ music video has accused the performer of sexual assault.

Josh Kloss, who appeared in the video as Katy Perry’s love interest, shared a post to Instagram, detailing an experience he had with the singer-songwriter which left him feeling “pathetic and embarrassed”.

In the post, Kloss claimed that he met up with Perry a few times after filming the music video, shortly after Perry had separated from Russell Brand.

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“This one time I brought a friend who was dying to meet her,” Kloss recalled.

“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,” he continued.

“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.”

 

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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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In another post, which appeared to show communications between Kloss and a member of Perry’s team, Kloss claimed that he was forced to “protect [Perry’s] image”.

“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,” he claimed.

“The fear sticks with you, when you are censored to protect someone else’s image,” he added.

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“But in return, [you are] treated like a prostitute and exposed in front of a group of her friends and other random people.”

Kloss also claimed that he made just $650 for his appearance in the music video.

 

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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?”

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Although Katy Perry hasn’t yet responded to the claims, Johnny Wujek, costume designer for the singer, responded to Kloss’ posts.

“I’m not about to let you make accusations against my friend like this,” Wujek responded.

“This is such bullshit. Katy would never do something like that. We all know about your ongoing obsession with her since the day of filming that video,” he continued.

“You were writing her music. And planning an imaginary future with her. It’s not okay to do this to people who have done nothing but uplift and inspire others.”

It’s not the first time Katy Perry has been accused of crossing the line with men.

In 2018, the American Idol judge kissed a contestant on the show on the lips without consent.

For 19-year-old Benjamin Glaze, it was his very first kiss.

Speaking to the New York Times, Benjamin admitted that he was uncomfortable with the kiss.

“I wanted to save it for my first relationship,” he said. “I wanted it to be special.”

Likewise, in 2017, Perry was accused of groping then 17-year-old singer Shawn Mendes at a red carpet event. Later on, however, Mendes insisted that the groping never happened.


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