Katy Perry accused of sexual harassment by 'Teenage Dream' video star
Ahead of its nine-year anniversary, the music video for Katy Perry's Teenage Dream is coming under renewed attention as the male model who starred in it, alongside Perry, is now accusing the 34-year-old singer of sexual assault.
Josh Kloss made the allegations in three damning Instagram posts, all uploaded within 24 hours.
According to Kloss, the alleged incident in question occurred at fashion stylist Johnny Wujek's birthday party and involved Perry pulling down the model's underwear to reveal his penis to other guests.
You may recall that Perry has previously been accused of sexual assault after forcibly kissing an American Idol contestant:
"So I saw Katy a couple times after her break up with Russel [sic]," he writes in the first post. 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?"
Kloss then goes on to say that our culture generally accuses men in power of abusing the privilege to sexually harass vulnerable men, women and children.
"But females with power are just as disgusting," he continues. "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."
Kloss also claims that he was told not to discuss "a single thing" regarding the singer.
"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."
Perhaps inevitably, a number of the Dark Horse hitmaker's fans have denied the claims, to which Kloss replied, "For the strong youth defending their queen on here. I commend your heart behind your comments, which seeks to protect someone you idolize."
He added, “"#kimkardashian #krisjenner these are two women in a lot more power than Katy, AND TREATED me with RESPECT! perhaps you should give them your loyalty."
"I was supposed to minimize myself and stay PC to protect her 'image'. I listened and was a good boy," Kloss wrote in a third Instagram post. "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."
Katy Perry and her reps have yet to respond to the claims.