Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ Video Co-Star Accuses Her of Sexual Misconduct

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“Teenage Dream” is one of the biggest hits of Katy Perry’s career, and the accompanying music video is memorable for her steamy scenes with model Josh Kloss. On the ninth anniversary of the Teenage Dream album’s release, however, Kloss is claiming that the interaction with Perry he remembers most acutely was when she allegedly made inappropriate and nonconsensual contact with him at a social event. In a series of Instagram posts, Kloss lays out his history with the singer and says, “I saw Katy a couple times after her break up with Russel [sic]. This one time I brought a friend who was dying to meet her. It was 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, [Katy] 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?”

Kloss adds that he did not speak up at the time because he needed to keep working with Perry and needed the money; he also claims he 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.” Across two more Instagram posts, Kloss says he wants to share his story to demonstrate that people in power can abuse it regardless of gender and says he has had great working experiences with Kim Kardashian West and Kris Jenner. “So, happy anniversary to one of the most confusing, assaulting, and belittling jobs I’ve ever done,” Kloss writes in a caption. “Yay #teenagedream.”

Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ Co-Star Makes Misconduct Claim