Katy Perry is having a rough summer. Weeks after a court decided that her hit “Dark Horse” had plagiarized a Christian rap song, the pop star has now been accused of assault by the model who starred in her “Teenage Dream” video on the August 10 anniversary of its release.
On Sunday, model Josh Kloss posted a clip on the “Teenage Dream” music video on his Instagram along with a caption accusing Perry of being rude to him on the video’s set and later assaulting him. Kloss said that on set for the video Perry was alternately “cool and kind” and “cold as ice,” allegedly telling the set it was “gross” to kiss Kloss, who later turned down her invite to attend a strip club with him. Kloss says he saw the pop star “a couple times” after her 2012 divorce from Russell Brand, adding that she was “still [his] crush.” But that ended at a birthday party when Perry allegedly assaulted him.
“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,” Kloss wrote. “Can you imagine how pathetic and embarrassed i felt?”
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.
Kloss claims he’s going public with his story “because our culture is set on proving men of power are perverse. But females with power are just as disgusting.” While he admits Perry is “an amazing leader” who music is full of “empowering anthems,” working with her was “one of the most confusing, assaulting, and belittling jobs I’ve ever done.” Kloss added that he had intended to play “Teenage Dream” on the ukulele for the music video’s anniversary, “but then as I was tuning I thought, fuck this, I’m not helping her bs image another second.” Yikes. Perry’s camp has yet to respond.