Model Josh Kloss who played Katy Perry’s love interest in 2010’s Teenage Dream has accused the singer of sexual misconduct while shooting for the video. Taking it to Instagram the model wrote a lengthy note where he alleges being ‘’treated like a prostitute and exposed in front of a group of her friends and other random people’’.
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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?”
Explaining that he had kept quiet to protect her image which he now is finally breaking free from the model wrote,
‘This one time I brought a friend who was dying to meet her. It was [costume designer] Johnny 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.’
Describing that he felt being completely humiliated by Katy’s alleged actions, he continued, ‘Can you imagine how pathetic and embarrassed I felt?’ The alleged incident took place after the Teenage Dream music video was filmed, some time after Katy split with ex-husband Russell Brand in 2012. Josh went on: ‘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, happy anniversary to one of the most confusing, assaulting, and belittling jobs I’ve ever done. Yay. I was actually gonna play the song and sing it on ukele for the anniversary, but then as I was turning I thought, f**k this, I’m not helping her bs image another second'' he wrote.