Amy Smart is supporting her husband, Carter Oosterhouse, following the allegations of sexual misconduct made against him by a former coworker. The 41-year-old star of Road trip shared a photo on Instagram recently where she said in the caption that it’s lovely to have women speaking out against abuse.
However, the Just Friends star said, when a woman engages in a consensual relationship with a man, she has to take responsibility for the actions she chooses to participate in.
In case you missed it, a coworker on the set of Carter Can in 2008 said Carter coerced her into giving him oral sex several times. In response, Smart added if a relationship doesn’t pan out the way you want it to, the decision was still on you.
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…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
Kailey Kaminsky, who describes herself as a lesbian, said to The Hollywood Reporter that Oosterhouse demanded she give him oral sex or else she wouldn’t be able to keep her job.
In a statement to the organization, Oosterhouse said the accusation was deeply upsetting, and while he admits they did have an intimate relationship, it was consensual and agreed upon mutually.
Oosterhouse said he considered her to be a “friend” and they were “together” outside of work.
Carter stated their sexual relationship manifested itself around 15 different times, and at no point, did she ever express that she didn’t want to participate in sexual activity.
As you may know, Carter is just one of many men to experience such allegations in the recent past. Initially, the cases started out against men in the entertainment industry, but now they’re slowly moving into the restaurant industry as well as journalism and news broadcasting.