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Amy Smart Defends Husband Carter Oosterhouse Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Actress Amy Smart shared a message of support for her husband, HGTV star Carter Oosterhouse, who has been accused of sexual harassment by a former coworker.

Smart posted a happy picture of the couple and their daughter, Flora, 11 months, on Instagram on Saturday, December 16, and wrote, “We are in a climate right now where it’s so wonderful and needed to have women coming forward to break their silence; it is vital and important for female equality. Period. A lot of the stories are horrific and need to be brought to light.”

We are in a climate right now where it’s so wonderful and needed to have women coming forward to break their silence; it is vital and important for female equality. Period. A lot of the stories are horrific and need to be brought to light. This story, about my husband, Carter Oosterhouse, on the other hand, is now taking it too far and boundaries are being crossed. When you are in a CONSENSUAL RELATIONSHIP, then you need to take responsibility for engaging in that and not play victim. IF a relationship does not work out the way you want it to, then sorry, but that is the risk you take when getting intimate with another person. There are plenty of relationships I wish I could go back and make different choices about, but it was on me to decide. We need to take responsibility and learn from our mistakes and choices. Women are powerful and we need to be reminded of the strength and power we hold and learn ways to take care of ourselves so we don’t find ourselves saying yes when we really need to say no. The article is very damaging and cruel to one of the most kindest, loving, non-aggressive men I have the privilege of knowing and I am so sorry for these salacious words being thrown around, they are extremely hurtful. This type of reporting needs to stop, it’s so damaging for personal lives and careers and just not fair. Enough is enough, this is a plea to the writers, outlets and media‚Äö√Ѭ∂More due diligence needs to be done before crafting headlines and stories. Have discernment when you tell a story and please consider the source and story before just printing anything to get readers and viewers. #lovethesetwo

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She then addressed specifically the accusation made against her husband, in which Oosterhouse’s former makeup artist alleges that he pressed her into performing acts of oral sex while working on the series “Carter Can”, back in 2008.

“This story, about my husband, Carter Oosterhouse, on the other hand, is now taking it too far and boundaries are being crossed,” wrote Smart, who has been married to Oosterhouse since 2011. “When you are in a CONSENSUAL RELATIONSHIP, then you need to take responsibility for engaging in that and not play victim. IF a relationship does not work out the way you want it to, then sorry, but that is the risk you take when getting intimate with another person. There are plenty of relationships I wish I could go back and make different choices about, but it was on me to decide.”

“We need to take responsibility and learn from our mistakes and choices,” she added. “Women are powerful and we need to be reminded of the strength and power we hold and learn ways to take care of ourselves so we don’t find ourselves saying yes when we really need to say no.”

“The article is very damaging and cruel to one of the most kindest, loving, non-aggressive men I have the privilege of knowing,” Smart said. “This type of reporting needs to stop, it’s so damaging for personal lives and careers and just not fair. Enough is enough, this is a plea to the writers, outlets and media.More due diligence needs to be done before crafting headlines and stories. Have discernment when you tell a story and please consider the source and story before just printing anything to get readers and viewers. #lovethesetwo.”

In a previous report, Kailey Kaminsky, who identifies as lesbian, said in an interview with “The Hollywood Reporter” that she gave in to Oosterhouse’s continued demands for oral sex after he threatened her employment.

After the allegations were made public, Oosterhouse released a statement saying, “I had an intimate relationship with Kailey nine years ago and it was 100 percent mutual and consensual. In no way did I ever feel, nor was it ever indicated to me, that Kailey was uncomfortable during our intimate relationship. I would have never done anything that I was not sure was mutually agreeable.”

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