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'She chose me as an object.' Katy Perry has been accused of sexual assault again.

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

Katy Perry has been accused of sexual assault for the second time in a week, following a male model, who appeared in one of her music videos, recently alleging the singer exposed his genitals to a crowd of people.

Now, Russian TV presenter Tina Kandelaki has claimed she too has been sexually harassed by the 34-year-old.

In the Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta Kandelaki detailed the sexual harassment allegations, saying Perry tried to kiss her without consent while at an industry event.

“Once I was invited to a private party with Katy Perry, where she, being pretty tipsy, chose me as an object for the manifestation of her passion,” she said, according to Page Six

“I managed to fight back, strength training was not in vain, and Katy instantly found a new victim for kisses, hugs and dirty dances.”

She reportedly added, “As far as I can tell, there were no casualties at the party, but I won’t be surprised at the stream of memories of unhappy fans who for years carried this inside themselves, and now they suddenly remembered the scolded dignity.”

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Katy Perry has also recently been accused of sexual assault by male model Josh Kloss. Images: Getty.

The allegation comes after Josh Kloss, who appeared in Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ music video, said his experience was "one of the most confusing, assaulting and belittling jobs I've ever done".

Kloss recalled being at a birthday event one night when the alleged incident occurred.

"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 wrote in an Instagram post.

"Can you imagine how pathetic and embarrassed I felt?" he continued. "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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Katy Perry did not respond to the claims, however Johnny Wujek, costume designer for the singer, did rebut the allegations.

"I’m not about to let you make accusations against my friend like this," Wujek said. “This is such bullsh*t. Katy would never do something like that. We all know about your ongoing 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 okay to do this to people who have done nothing but uplift and inspire others," he added.

However Kloss' allegations are not the first time Katy Perry had been accused of crossing the line with men.

In 2018, the former American Idol judge kissed on the lips, without consent, a contestant auditioning for the show. For 19-year-old singer Benjamin Glaze, it was his first kiss.

Speaking to the New York Times after the incident went to air, Benjamin admitted he felt uncomfortable when Katy Perry kissed him on the lips.

"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. However Mendes has since insisted the groping did not happen.

If this post brings up any issues for you, or if you just feel like you need to speak to someone, please call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) – the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. It doesn’t matter where you live, they will take your call and, if need be, refer you to a service closer to home.


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