Model accuses Katy Perry of sexual misconduct, says working with her was ‘confusing, assaulting, belittling’
A model who worked with Katy Perry on a music video for one her most popular songs has accused the popstar of sexual misconduct. He wrote in an Instagram post that working with her was ‘confusing, assaulting, belittling’.Updated: Aug 13, 2019 18:27 IST
Pop star Katy Perry has been accused by a model who appeared in her Teenage Dream music video of allegedly making inappropriate and non-consensual contact with him at a social event. The model made the accusations ahead of the ninth anniversary of the Teenage Dream album's release.
In an Instagram post, the model wrote his experience of working on the video was "one of the most confusing, assaulting, and belittling jobs I've ever done."
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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. And 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 their gender. 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?"
"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?" the model wrote.
The model also recounted another incident on the set for the music video during which Perry allegedly called kissing him "gross". He claimed that the singer's representatives prevented him from speaking about his time with the her.
"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 wrote. The model played Perry's love interest in the video for one for her most popular songs.
In another post, he shared the screenshots of emails with Perry's representatives, highlighting the way they controlled his media presence. "The fear sticks with you, when you are censored to protect someone else's image. And this anniversary, and time elapse made me realise hey now is the time to let it out and let it go. Not one more day of hearing 'How was Katy Perry?'". Neither Perry nor her representative have commented on the allegations.
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First Published: Aug 13, 2019 18:26 IST