close
Advertisement
Can't connect right now! retry

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!

Entertainment

Web Desk
August 15, 2020

Katy Perry addresses sexual misconduct claims against her for the first time

Entertainment

Web Desk
Sat, Aug 15, 2020

Katy Perry has addressed the sexual harassment allegations against her for the first time since they first came to surface in 2019.

During an interview with The Guardian, the Roar crooner, 35, addressed the accusations of sexual misconduct against her, that have sullied her name by saying she does not wish to ‘distract from the real movement.’

The singer had kept mum on the topic when the allegations first came to surface in 2019 by model Josh Kloss and Georgian TV host Tina Kandelaki who claimed the singer had indulged in inappropriate behavior with them.

Perry now says that the reason she had remained silent was because she did not want to “add to the noise.”

“I think we live in a world where anyone can say anything. I don’t want to say ‘guilty until proven innocent’ but there’s no checks and balances: a headline just flies, right? And there’s no investigation of what it is,” she said during the interview.

“I don’t want to add to the noise. I want to add to the truth, basically. I don’t comment on all the things that are said about me because if I chase that dragon, it would be about true and false-ing my whole life. It’s distracting from the real movement,” she said.

She also addressed the cultural appropriation claims against her and touched on the topic of cancel culture as well: “If you’re gonna get into this business and if you’re gonna have anything to say, not everyone is gonna agree.”

“It’s OK to say you weren’t as evolved as a human five years ago than you are now,” she added.