Amy Smart is standing by her husband, Carter Oosterhouse, as he faces allegations of sexual misconduct.
Makeup artist Kailey Kaminsky recently told The Hollywood Reporter that in 2008, Oosterhouse -- who hosts the HGTV show Carter Can -- coerced her into giving him oral sex after he threatened her employment. "At that point I was a nervous wreck," said Kaminsky. "I was so worn down from his advances, so I did: that day, on that occasion. It was the first time. Then thereafter it was most every time we would shoot -- 10 to 15 times he put me in this position."
Oosterhouse told the trade publication that he found the allegations "upsetting," and admitted that he had an "intimate relationship" with Kaminsky but insisted that it was "was 100 percent mutual."
Over the weekend, Smart shared a selfie of her posing with Oosterhouse and their daughter, Flora, along with a lengthy message in defense of her husband of six years.
"When you are in a CONSENSUAL RELATIONSHIP, then you need to take responsibility for engaging in that and not play victim," wrote the 41-year-old actress. "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."
She added: "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."
Smart then pleaded with those in the media to have "more due diligence" when it comes to reporting on stories such as this. "This type of reporting needs to stop, it’s so damaging for personal lives and careers and just not fair. Enough is enough," she wrote. "Have discernment when you tell a story and please consider the source and story before just printing anything to get readers and viewers."
Oosterhouse is one of many men in Hollywood that has been accused of sexual misconduct this year.