Model Josh Kloss accused Katy Perry of pulling his pants down and exposing his penis to a group of people in a post shared to Instagram on Sunday.
Kloss appeared in Perry’s “Teenage Dream” music video in 2010, but he claims the incident did not take place until 2012 at costume designer Johnny Wujek’s birthday party.
Kloss alleges that Perry forcibly exposed him at Moonlight Rollerway skating rink in Glendale, California. Kloss arrived at the rink with a friend. “…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.”
In the post, Kloss writes about his emotional reaction to the alleged assault. He said he felt “pathetic and embarrassed,” and in a follow-up post, he says that he was “shocked” and that the “fear sticks with you.”
A screenshot of supposed communications between Kloss and Perry’s team regarding an interview was also posted to Instagram. Kloss states he did not come forward about the incident sooner to protect Perry’s image and prove he was not publicizing the incident for money or fame.
Kloss hopes his testimony would help correct what he said is an anti-male bias in “our culture.”
“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,” he said. “You hear over and over a million times that Males are the great evil on this planet. Meanwhile you know the truth POWER empowers what is corrupt in people regardless of gender.”
Addressing Perry fans who might not appreciate the severity of his accusations, Kloss suggested they “flip the card over and have me be a pop singer who grabs Katie by the fucking bra and exposes her breasts or her vagina to others and said look at that.”