Katy Perry Has Been Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By 'Teenage Dream' Video Co-Star
Content warning: this article discusses sexual misconduct.
Katy Perry has been accused of past sexual misconduct by the man that co-starred with the popstar in her 2010 'Teenage Dream' music video.
Model Josh Kloss took to Instagram to detail the experience with Perry earlier this week, following the ninth anniversary of the video's release.
Kloss details how he was struggling in his personal life around the time of the video, and how he had experience coldness from Perry when they were around other people.
This was also around the time that Perry and ex-husband Russell Brand were going through their divorce.
"This one time I brought a friend (to a party) who was dying to meet her," Kloss wrote. "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?"
He said he was thinking about covering the song to commemmorate its anniversary, but had a change of heart.
"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."
Some of Perry's friends have come out to say that they believe these accusations are untrue.
Johnny Wujek, Perry's stylist and the host of the aforementioned party, reportedly commented on Kloss' post and said Katy would never do that.
"I’m not about to let you make accusations against my friend like this," Wujek said, according to Buzzfeed. "This is such bullshit. Katy would never do something like that."
Jewellery designer Markus Molinari also chimed in, and gave his understanding of Kloss' and Perry's relationship.
"Remember you texted me saying how you’re in love with her and you wrote her a song? And how soon you’ll be able to flying anywhere to meet her," he reportedly said.
"You were paid for a job like any other job you’ve had but your obsession with Katy has hit another level. Stop lying to yourself and find peace ✌🏻 in your life. Move on."
Perry has yet to publicly respond to the allegation.