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Katy Perry accused of sexual assault by ‘Teenage Dream’ music video male model co-star

22nd August 2019

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A model said Katy Perry sexually assaulted him at a party in 2012, but her friends say it’s untrue (buzzfeednews.com).

Katy Perry and Josh Kloss in “Teenage Dream” music video, Capitial Records
Katy Perry and Josh Kloss in “Teenage Dream” music video, Capitial Records
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In an Instagram post, Josh Kloss said the star humiliated him when she approached him at a party around 2012 for Johnny Wujek, a former creative consultant for America’s Next Top Model. Kloss said Perry “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.”

Allegedly leaving the handsome 38-year-old male model, actor/producer (imdb.com) who co-stared in her 2010 “Teenage Dream” music video as Perry’s love interest feeling rather “pathetic and embarrassed” and “belittled” by the pop star he had a such crush on at the time, with the thought of the incident somewhat ruining any celebration of the albums ninth anniversary and the music video featuring them in their undies in an on the bed romp:

“Was actually gonna play the song and sing it on [ukulele] for the anniversary, but then as I was tuning I thought, fuck this, I’m not helping her bs image another second,” Kloss said.

And thus deciding to spill the #MeToo beans, thankfully without accompaniment on said ukulele:

He said he decided to tell his story “because our culture is set on proving men of power are perverse. But females with power are just as disgusting,” he said.

But those at the party spoke up in Katy’s defense, with one calling Kloss a liar and stylist and America’s Next Top Model creative consultant Johnny Wujek for whom the party was for at Moonlight Rollerway saying: “This is such bullshit. Katy would never do something like that.” Suggesting Kloss has an “ongoing obsession” with Katy and that he’d be “praying” for him, perhaps in order to dissuade any more Christian rappers from suing or nuns suggesting she has “blood on her hands” regards purchase of villa which formally served as their convent (see related stories).

But soon after a Russian journalist claimed misconduct, suggesting that the singer currently engaged to Orlando Bloom and his paddle boarding (mirror.co.uk, Jun. 2017) and his really had attempted to kiss a girl and to like it:

Katy Perry accused by a second person of sexual misconduct (pagesix.com).

Russian TV presenter Tina Kandelaki alleged in the Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta earlier this week that an intoxicated Perry tried to kiss her at a party without her consent.

Seemingly at a private party with a somewhat tipsy Katy who chose her “as an object for the manifestation of her passion”, although she was able to “fight back” against finding that her “strength training was not in vain” in persuading her to find “a new victim for kisses, hugs and dirty dances”.

The second allegation bolstered Kloss’ claim and garnered support with the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, as expressed by freelance writer and repoter Victoria Gagliardo-Silver in The Independent:

If you’re a feminist, you have to take the allegations against Katy Perry seriously (independent.co.uk).

Bringing to attention that an American Idol contestant claimed Perry kissed him without his consent a few years back and also grabbing Canadian singer-songwriter and model Shawn Mendes’s bum on TV when he was still a teenager in 2017.

Kloss is right. Despite three claims of inappropriate behaviour, Perry has yet to be “cancelled” or face much public condemnation. If these accusations, which the singer has yet to publicly acknowledge, are proven true, then Perry should be exiled from the industry and considered a pariah.

With Gagliardo-Silver stating that, as a feminist she believes and supports Kloss——and presumably Kandelaki too who’s allegation heads the op-ed’s second paragraph—and that you should too if “you stood by Dr Christine Blasey-Ford, Rose McGowan and R. Kelly’s countless accusers”.

However, it soon appeared there was some confusion in Georgian-born Russian journalist and presenter Kandelaki’s claim:

Second Katy Perry accuser restates she was NOT harassed by the artist (tonedeaf.thebrag.com).

Now, however, Tina Kandelaki has come out saying that her original post accusing the star, which was written in Russian, has been lost in translation.

Somewhat turning things on its head with her new statement, seemingly redelivering blame somewhat likely to ire the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements:

In a new statement, Kandelaki restates that the incident she mentions with Perry did in fact occur, but she was simply bringing it up to make an example of Josh Kloss, in a way that essentially says “don’t exaggerate things for the hype”.

And indeed negatively bringing up #MeToo in a manner suggesting it as some kind of attention-grab that only occurs in Western Media, with a culture of victim-blaming still strong in Russia, which has seemed to be the media controlling Russian state sponsored position: Russia’s version of #MeToo has struggled to take off—until now (time.com, Feb. 2017).

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