Amy Smart Blasts Media & Defends HGTV Star Husband Carter After Sexual Assault Allegations
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Amy Smart Blasts Media & Defends HGTV Star Husband Carter After Sexual Assault Allegations

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UPDATE (12/18/17 8.45 a.m. ET)

Amy Smart has spoken out in defense of her husband Carter Oosterhouse after he was accused of forcing a makeup artist on his HGTV show to give him oral sex. 

The Just Friends star posted a picture of the couple and their baby daughter Flora on Instagram on Saturday, captioning it, "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. 

We are in a climate right now where its 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 dont 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, its so damaging for personal lives and careers and just not fair. Enough is enough, this is a plea to the writers, outlets and mediaMore 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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"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." 

She also took the opportunity to blast the media for writing stories without researching the source.

"This type of reporting needs to stop, it’s so damaging for personal lives and careers and just not fair," she said.

"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."

ORIGINAL (12/15/17 10.37 a.m. ET)

These allegations are disturbing.

Carter Oosterhouse, who is best known for hosting Carter Can on HGTV, has just been accused of forcing a makeup artist on his show to give him oral sex.

Amy Smart’s husband acknowledged the relationship with Kailey Kaminsky, but said it was consensual.

According to Kailey, who was working on his show at the time, the incidents began happening about nine years ago.

He apparently started requesting oral sex from her very frequently.

“He’s like, ‘You know what would be a good idea? If you went down on me.’ I was shocked — it was so random,” she said to The Hollywood Reporter.

“I said, in my sarcastic way, ‘Well, that’s not sexual harassment at all.’ He said, ‘I just think it would be fun.’ I made it clear that I did not think it would be fun,” she continued.

“Still, I thought he was just goofing around. It was as if he had tunnel vision. He was determined to get a blow job.”

Then, in September 2008, Carter and Kailey were riding together to a project site when he pulled off the road and asked her if she liked her job.

“I said I did and in fact would like to work more, handling more of his personal appearances outside the show,” she said.  

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“He said, ‘Well, I can help you with that. But you need to do something for me.'”

She believes there were probably 10 to 15 sexual encounters, which began to take a toll on her body.

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“I developed this stomach ulcer, something I’d never had before, and was hospitalized for a week,” she said.

“I kept beating myself up psychologically — that I was nothing but a prostitute. And the longer this went on, the less he would allow me to do my job.”

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The 41-year-old denies these claims and said they had a mutual relationship.

“I had an intimate relationship with Kailey 9 years ago and it was 100% mutual and consensual,” he shared.

“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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He continued, “The reality is that I knew it was consensual because she initiated it the first time and many of the 15 or so times we had relations thereafter. We were together outside of work and I considered her a friend.”