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Pop icon Katy Perry, who wailed after President Trump’s election, “I have an issue with suppressive males and not being seen as equal. I felt like a little kid again being faced with a scary, controlling guy,” was ripped over the weekend by a male model who became well-known for co-starring with her in her 2010 Teenage Dream music video, as he claimed she had pulled down his pants and exposed his penis at a mutual friend’s birthday party.
As The Daily Mail reports, on Sunday male model Josh Kloss claimed the incident occurred in 2012 at costume designer Johnny Wujek’s birthday party. Kloss wrote on Instagram:
You know. After I met Katy, we sang a worship song, “open the eyes of my heart” She was cool and kind. When other people were around she was cold as ice even called the act of kissing me “gross” to the entire set while filming. Now I was pretty embarrassed but kept giving my all, as my ex was busy cheating on me and my daughter was just a toddler, I knew I had to endure for her sake. After the first day of shooting, 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”
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. 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?
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. I continued to watch her use clips of her music videos for her world tour and then her dvd, only highlighting one of her male co-stars, and it was me. I made around 650 in total off of teenage dream. I 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.
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 for the anniversary, but then as I was tuning I thought, fuck this, I’m not helping her bs image another second.
He added on Sunday, “To admit that someone violated you in such a f**ked up way, and you didn’t call the cops at that moment was hard to swallow, and it took a lot of time. There have been a million times I could have brought it up, but those times would have benefited me financially. At this time there is absolutely no benefit for me, but benefit for many others, who can contemplate power, would they do what she did to me, or would they stay respectful of me and my body. So you believing me is inconsequential to me, it’s more about letting people believe that even a guy like me has felt powerless and been violated, and still courageous to bring it up when it counts, not when it’s lucrative.”
Kloss continued on Monday:
I was supposed to minimize myself and stay PC to protect her “image.” I listened and was a good boy. The fear sticks with you when you are censored to protect someone else’s image. But in return treated like a prostitute and exposed in front of a group of her friends and other random people. Then you are shocked and you block it out because you watch the face of children being uplifted by positive music she sang. And your mind is stuck trying to do your job and protect her bs image or be honest and help the global dialogue about power and abuse.”
Kloss also released a video on Instagram in which he said people have congratulated him on the video in the past, but continued, “I am very lucky, I’m blessed. But I’m not her boy. I’m not her boy. She made that very clear. I’m her prostitute. And that’s the point of this.’
Kloss concluded, “Folks I am putting us both out on display to increase and enlighten everyone. I don’t want money for this, Many of you project your own ambitions. I don’t want fame from this, that is why I stomached it and kept working, and kept supporting the ‘Teenage Dream’ image. And this anniversary, and time elapse made me realize hey now is the time to let it out and let it go. Not one more day of hearing ‘How was Katy Perry?’”
In March 2018, on the show “American Idol,” Perry, who was one of the judges, surprised contestant Benjamin Glaze by kissing him on the lips after he admitted he had never kissed a girl; he stated, “I’ve never been in a relationship. I can’t kiss a girl without being in a relationship.” Glaze told The New York Times, “I wanted to save it for my first relationship. I wanted it to be special.”