Model Josh Kloss,34, who starred in the “Teenage Dream” music video in 2010 alongside singer Katy Perry is now making serious accusations of sexual misconduct against the pop singer. The duo met during the filming for the music video starring Katy Perry and later became friends. In his Instagram post, Kloss claims that they met several times after the ‘Fireworks’ singer divorced her then-husband Russell Brand.
In the age of the #MeToo movement when a sexual assault occurs denizens naturally assume the assailant to be a man. Kloss criticizes this trend saying, “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”. The outrageous allegation claims that during a party attended by the two, Katy Perry pulled down his ‘Adidas sweats’ and underwear and exposed his genitals to the crowd.
Admittedly Josh was in a vulnerable position at that time with his partner cheating on him, and his daughter was only a toddler. He needed the job at that point of time and decided to bear with the appalling circumstances. Kloss contended that he made a total of $650 from his work video even though it appeared on DVD and during the tour.
He also reveals that Perry’s team asked him to de-emphasize himself and remain politically correct to protect her image and stardom. The model was made to feel like a “prostitute,” which is contrary to the uplifting messaging in the 34-year-old’s music.
The timing couldn’t be worse for the singer as she was recently seen grabbing the 21-year-old singer Shawn Mendes by the butt at the iHeartRadio Music Awards red carpet. Mendes brushed it off as a casual encounter, but it poses the question of what would have happened if the roles were reversed.
This revelation has caused a social media storm with Katy Perry’s fans accusing Kloss of wanting to extract fame by making gross allegations. Others support him and stand in solidarity with the model, but Katy Perry’s “Thinking of You” co-star, Anderson Davis is not one of them. He dismissed the accusations by calling it a “smear job.”