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Katy Perry Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By ‘Teenage Dream’ Co-Star Josh Kloss

A man named Josh Kloss has come forward to accuse Katy Perry of sexually harassing him when they worked together on and off set on her “Teenage Dream” music video. Kloss posted his story to Instagram on the nine year anniversary of the video, saying he had intended to just do a cover of the song on the ukulele. Instead, he alleged that Perry humiliated him and exposed his penis to her friends at a party.

He wrote that when he first met Perry, their interaction was respectful and warm. Kloss claimed she changed on set, becoming “cold as ice” and saying kissing him was “gross.” He also says she invited him to a strip club after the first day of shooting. The more serious incident came later, when he alleges he met up with her after she broke up with Russell Brand:

“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?”

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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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Kloss went on to say that he feels there is a double standard for how accusations of harassment against men by women are treated.

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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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He feels he’s been silenced in the past regarding his interactions with Perry:

“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.”

Thus far, Perry has not responded to the accusation. Josh Wujek, the co-creator of the Katy Perry Collection, alleged in a comment that Kloss was obsessed with Perry, which is the kind of thing victims hear a lot:

Others are upset that Kloss isn’t being taken seriously, much like he warned he wouldn’t be:

It will likely be hard to prove what actually happened, since the alleged incident took place almost a decade ago. But Kloss is right about one thing for sure—Katy Perry is a very powerful person.