Katy Perry Accused of Sexual Harassment by "Teenage Dream" Video Star

Katy Perry Accused of Sexual Harassment by "Teenage Dream" Video Star
Katy Perry has been accused of sexual harassment by the co-star of her music video for "Teenage Dream."

Josh Kloss, a model who starred alongside Perry in the video for the 2010 single, first made the allegations against the singer in an Instagram post yesterday (August 11), recalling an interaction between them at party:

So I saw Katy a couple times after break up with Russel [Brand]. This one time I brought a friend who was dying to meet her. It was Johny Wujeck'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 revealed that he was paid $650 for appearing in the video, writing that he was "lorded over" by Perry's representatives "about not discussing a single thing about anything regarding Katy publicly." 

"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," Kloss wrote. "So, happy anniversary to one of the most confusing, assaulting, and belittling jobs I've ever done."

Today, Kloss shared a second post in response to Perry fans who have rebuked the allegations, writing "For the strong youth defending their queen on here. I commend your heart behind your comments, which seeks to protect someone you idolize."

He then pointed to Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian as "two women in a lot more power than Katy" who "TREATED me with RESPECT! perhaps you should give them your loyalty."

A third post finds Kloss writing, "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."

Perry has yet to respond to Kloss' allegations publicly. Last year, she received backlash for kissing a 19-year-old contestant on American Idol. In 2017, Perry came under fire for grabbing Shawn Mendes' butt on the red carpet at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Perry shared new song "Small Talk" last week. Earlier this month, she lost a court case over her 2013 single "Dark Horse." Find Kloss' Instagram posts below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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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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