On the heels of a “#SheToo” accusation leveled against her by a male model earlier this week, Katy Perry has again been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior, this time by a female Russian television personality.
In an Instagram post Sunday reported by multiple outlets, Josh Kloss, a 38-year-old male model who worked with Perry on the video for her 2010 hit “Teenage Dream,” accused the singer of exposing his penis at a party after they wrapped up shooting for the video. Perry, Kloss alleged, “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.” The incident left him feeling “pathetic and embarrassed,” he wrote.
Now, as reported by Page Six, the pop star is “being accused of harassment again.” This accusation comes from 43-year-old Russian TV presenter Tina Kandelaki, who claimed in a report by Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta published earlier this week that at a party Perry once “chose me as an object for the manifestation of her passion.”
“Once I was invited to a private party with Katy Perry, where she, being pretty tipsy, chose me as an object for the manifestation of her passion,” said Kandelaki. “I managed to fight back, strength training was not in vain, and Katy instantly found a new victim for kisses, hugs and dirty dances.”
Kandelaki then speculated that this probably wasn’t the first time Perry had tried to force herself on someone. “As far as I can tell, there were no casualties at the party, but I won’t be surprised at the stream of memories of unhappy fans who for years carried this inside themselves, and now they suddenly remembered the scolded dignity,” she said.
“It is unclear when this incident took place and a rep for Kandelaki could not immediately be reached for comment,” Page Six reports. Perry has yet to respond to the accusation.
The accusation follows Kloss’s Instagram post Sunday detailing what he says was sexual harassment at the hands of Perry. “It was Johny Wujek’s birthday party at moonlight roller way. And when I saw [Katy Perry], we hugged and she was still my crush,” he alleged in the post. “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.”
The claim was quickly dismissed as absurd by some of Perry’s associates, including the host of the party, Johnny Wujek, a former creative consultant for “America’s Next Top Model.”
“I’m not about to let you make accusations against my friend like this,” Wujek said in response on Instagram. “This is such bullsh**. Katy would never do something like that.”
Another widely reported response to Kloss came from Jewelry designer Markus Molinari, who accused the model of being “obsessed” with Perry and “lying” about the incident.
“Remember you texted me saying how you’re in love with her and you wrote her a song?” wrote Molinari. “And how soon you’ll be able to flying anywhere to meet her. You were paid for a job like any other job you’ve had but your obsession with Katy has hit another level. Stop lying to yourself and find peace in your life. Move on.”
But Kloss has continued to stand by his claims. In a series of posts highlighed by BuzzFeed, Kloss explained his rationale for coming forward, first or foremost because he just wants the “truth” to be told, but also because he believes it’s important for people to understand that it’s not only powerful men who act “perverse,” but powerful women as well.
“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,” Kloss wrote in one post.