Male model accuses Katy Perry of pulling down his pants and exposing him

Model says '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'

Chelsea Ritschel
New York
Tuesday 13 August 2019 10:26
Model Josh Kloss accuses Katy Perry of sexual misconduct

A male model who was featured in Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream music video has accused the pop star of pulling down his pants and exposing his penis to a group of people.

Josh Kloss shared the allegations against the singer on Instagram, where he described feeling “pathetic and embarrassed” following the incident.

According to Kloss, the incident occurred at a birthday party for costume designer Johnny Wujek, after Perry had split from her ex-husband Russell Brand in 2012.

“And when I saw her, we hugged and she was still my crush,” Kloss wrote. “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.”

In the caption, Kloss also says he made $650 for his role in the music video but was going through a rough time and needed the job. He was also reportedly told not to say anything about Perry in interviews.

“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,” Kloss alleged.

According to the 34-year-old, he decided to share his story because it will soon be the anniversary of Teenage Dream, which was released in August 2010.

“So, happy anniversary to one of the most confusing, assaulting, and belittling jobs I’ve ever done,” he wrote.

On his Instagram Stories, Kloss expanded on the allegations, and said he is not Katy Perry’s “boy”.

“She made that very clear, I’m her prostitute,” he said, before comparing the alleged incident to a male pop star exposing a female.

Kloss also explained how hard the incident has been for him, adding in a statement on Instagram that he didn’t bring up the allegations sooner because “those times would have benefited me financially” but that this time there is no financial compensation, only the possibility of benefiting “many others”.

Kloss says he it was hard to admit he was 'violated in such a way' (Instagram)

On Monday, Kloss shared what he claims are screenshots of email correspondence regarding his answers to interview questions about Perry, which were reportedly changed by her team members.

The model says the screenshots show he was supposed to “minimise myself” and “stay PC to protect her ‘image’”.

“And you hear over and over a million times that males are the great evil on this planet,” he wrote, appearing to reference the #MeToo movement. “Meanwhile you know the truth POWER empowers what is corrupt in people, regardless of their gender.”

Kloss concluded the post explaining that he doesn’t want fame but now is the time for him to be honest about the experience and to “let it go”.

This is not the first time Perry has been accused of sexual misconduct. In 2018, the singer faced backlash after viewers accused her of forcibly kissing an American Idol contestant while working as a judge on the show.

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