Josh Kloss, a model who starred in Katy Perry’s 2010 “Teenage Dream” music video, has published a series of Instagram posts accusing her of sexual assault.
Kloss wrote the posts on what he says is the ninth anniversary of the day he started working on the music video, saying he waited so long to come forward with the accusations because he wanted to make sure that there was no way he could benefit financially from making the claims.
“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,'” he wrote.
“So I saw Katy a couple times after her break 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?
“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.”
Kloss added that he was actually going to play the song on a ukulele and sing it for the anniversary, but says he thought, “F**k this, I’m not helping her bs image another second.”
In another Instagram post, Kloss leveled even more accusations against Perry and her team.
“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,” Kloss wrote.
“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?'”
He did, however, lavish praise on a couple of other female celebrities for the way they have treated him: Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner.
“For the strong youth defending their queen on here. I commend your heart behind your comments, which seeks to protect someone you idolize,” wrote Kloss. “#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.”
In Perry’s defense, Johnny Wujek, director and costume designer wrote, “Oh hell no. I’m not about to let you make accusations against my friend like this. This is such bullshit. Katy would never do something like that. We all know about your ongoing obsession with her since the day of filming that video. You were writing her music. And planning an imaginary future with her. It’s not ok to do this to people who have done nothing but uplift and inspire others. Focus on your life and your daughter and move on josh. I’ll be praying for you. We all will.”
This isn’t the first time Katy Perry has been accused of inappropriate behavior when it comes to crossing boundaries with men.
Certainly, no famous male celebrity could get away with these same actions without being attacked, and if Kloss’ accusations about Perry are in fact true then she certainly owes him an apology.
Perry has yet to comment.