That DOES explain the lyric

I don’t know how you were diverted
You were perverted too
I don’t know how you were inverted
No one alerted you

That second line always bothered me as a lyricist. It had a sense of wrongness to it and the hard “p” didn’t flow as naturally as something like “converted” or “deserted” would have, which tends to indicate that it was there for meaning rather than rhyme and flow.

From CDAN:
This long dead permanent A+ lister who was in one, if not, the greatest band of all times used to travel to a country just to have sex with tween and teen girls. He said it brought him to a new state of mind. Apparently there are several children of his he never met from those rapes that are still living in that country and are about to sue his estate.

George Harrison