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Katy Perry's Dancer in 'Teenage Dream' Video Accuses Her of Sexual Harassment

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By Daniel Goldblatt

Katy Perry's male co-star in the music video for "Teenage Dream" has come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against the singer.

Josh Kloss — who also appeared on a few episodes of "The O.C." — wrote a lengthy post on social media about his experience with Perry almost 10 years ago.

"After the first day of shooting," Kloss wrote, "Katy invited me to a strip club in Santa Barbara. I declined and told her 'I have to go back to hotel and rest, because this job is all I have right now.'"

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He continued, "So I saw Katy a couple times after her break up with Russel. This one time I brought a friend who was dying to meet her. It was Johny Wujek’s birthday party at moonlight roller way."

Kloss then said of Perry, "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?"


As for why he decided to come forward now, Kloss wrote, "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. So for all her good she is an amazing leader, hers songs are mainly great empowering anthems. And that is it."

Kloss claimed he was paid only $650 for the video and said 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."

Kloss concluded his post by saying, "So, happy anniversary to one of the most confusing, assaulting, and belittling jobs I’ve ever done. Yay #teenagedream. I was actually gonna play the song and sing it on ukele [sic] for the anniversary, but then as I was tuning I thought, f--k this, I’m not helping her bs image another second."

The Blast reached out to a rep for Perry but they have yet to respond.

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