Amy Smart defends husband Carter Oosterhouse after he's accused of sexual misconduct

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. 

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

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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," 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."

See photos of Carter Oosterhouse:

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THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT - The holidays are about to get a whole lot brighter with ABCs immensely popular decorating competition series, The Great Christmas Light Fight, premiering MONDAY, DEC. 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST). (Byron Cohen/ABC via Getty Images) CARTER OOSTERHOUSE
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: TV personality Carter Oosterhouse (L) and wife actress Amy Smart pose at 'Dancing with the Stars' season 25 at CBS Televison City on November 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Carter Oosterhouse (L) and Amy Smart at the Environmental Media Association's 27th Annual EMA Awards at Barkar Hangar on September 23, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Environmental Media Association)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 15: Actor Amy Smart (L) and TV personality Carter Oosterhouse attend the screening of 'The Keeping Hours' during the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival at Arclight Cinemas Culver City on June 15, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)
THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT - ABC's 'The Great Christmas Light Fight' stars Carter Oosterhouse and Taniya Nayak. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: TV personality Carter Oosterhouse visits Hollywood Today Live at W Hollywood on September 12, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT - 'Episode 403' - The battle of the lights continues with new episodes of ABC's hit holiday-decorating-competition series, 'The Great Christmas Light Fight,' MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST). (Eric Liebowitz/ABC via Getty Images) CARTER OOSTERHOUSE
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 10: Actors Carter Oosterhouse and Amy Smart attend Emily Ratajkowski's 25th Birthday celebration at the private residence of Absolut Elyx CEO Jonas Tahlin on June 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Absolut Elyx)
BURBANK, CA - MAY 02: TV Personality Carter Oosterhouse attends the Backstage Creations Retreat At George Lopez's Celebrity Golf Classic held at Lakeside Golf Club on May 2, 2016 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
SUN VALLEY, ID - MARCH 04: Television personality Carter Oosterhouse poses during the 2016 Sun Valley Film Festival 'Coffee Talk with Amy Smart & Carter Oosterhouse' on March 4, 2016 in Sun Valley, Idaho. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for SVFF)
CULVER CITY, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Amy Smart (L) and television personality Carter Oosterhouse attend the Art of Elysium 2016 HEAVEN Gala presented by Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler at 3LABS on January 9, 2016 in Culver City, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Actress Amy Smart and TV personality Carter Oosterhouse attend the unveiling of the RH Modern Gallery in Los Angeles on November 4, 2015. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for RH)
BURBANK, CA - OCTOBER 24: Carter Oosterhouse and Dawn Olivieri attend the 25th annual EMA Awards presented by Toyota and Lexus and hosted by the Environmental Media Association at Warner Bros. Studios on October 24, 2015 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Environmental Media Association)
BURBANK, CA - OCTOBER 24: TV personality/producer Carter Oosterhouse (L) and actress Dawn Olivieri pose backstage during the 25th annual EMA Awards presented by Toyota and Lexus and hosted by the Environmental Media Association at Warner Bros. Studios on October 24, 2015 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Environmental Media Awards)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 04: Amy Smart (L) and Carter Oosterhouse arrive for the Heal The Bay Annual Benefit at The Jonathan Club on June 4, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: TV personality Carter Oosterhouse attends the 2014 A+E Networks Upfront at Park Avenue Armory on May 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 15: Actress Amy Smart and TV personality Carter Oosterhouse attend GQ & LeBron James NBA All Star Party sponsored by Samsung Galaxy and Beats at Ogden's Museum's Patrick F. Taylor Library on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for GQ)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - MAY 18: Actors Carter Oosterhouse and Amy Smart attend the Communities In Schools Of Los Angeles Annual Gala on May 18, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Communities In Schools of Los Angeles)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Carter Oosterhouse and Amy Smart attend the The Art Of Elysium 8th Annual Heaven Gala at Hangar 8 on January 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California.(Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
THE CHEW - Carter Oosterhouse is the guest Tuesday, June 24, 2014 on ABC's 'The Chew.' 'The Chew' airs MONDAY - FRIDAY (1-2pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Amy Smart and Carter Oosterhouse arrive at The Art of Elysium's 7th Annual HEAVEN Gala at the Guerin Pavilion at the Skirball Cultural Center on January 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Actor Carter Oosterhouse attends the HGTV Holiday House Kick-Off at Santa Monica Place with performance by Il Volo at Santa Monica Place on November 23, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)
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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.

Just last week, Salma Hayek alleged that Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her on multiple occasions. The former movie mogul has denied these accusations.

High-profile men who have been accused of sexual misconduct:

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Movie producer Harvey Weinstein is accused of sexually assaulting or harassing dozens of women, including a number of well-known celebrities, over the past several decades.

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Matt Lauer was fired from 'Today' after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct that allegedly included giving a co-worker a sex toy and dropping his pants in front of a female employee in his office.

(REUTERS/Mike Segar)

Actor Jeffrey Tambor has been accused of sexual assault by two women from the Amazon series, "Transparent."  

(REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)

Eleven women have come forward accusing President Donald Trump of unwanted touching or kissing. Trump has called the sexual harassment claims 'fake news.'

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Sen. Al Franken is accused of kissing and groping a woman without her consent during a United Service Organizations (USO) tour in 2006.

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Director Woody Allen has been accused of sexual assault by his daughter, Dylan Farrow. She says she experienced inappropriate behavior by her adoptive father on several occasions.

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Hundreds of women accused longtime Hollywood writer and director James Toback of sexual harassment.

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Comedian Louis C.K. has been accused of forcing women to watch him masturbate, according to the New York Times.

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Director Bret Ratner has been accused of sexual harassment by several women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge.

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Actor Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of making a sexual advance towards him when he was 14 years old.

(REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)

Roger Ailes, the former president of Fox News Channel, was accused of sexually harassing former anchor Gretchen Carlson and several other women from the network.

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Several women accused TV host Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct, including groping and lewd phone calls.

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Bill Cosby has faced sexual assault allegations from about 60 women, including several women who claim he drugged them.

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Four women, including several that were also fellow Scientologists, have accused actor Danny Masterson of sexual assault, according to HuffPost.

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Mark Schwahn, the former "One Tree Hill" showrunner, was accused of sexual harassment by a large number of the show's cast and crew.

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Roy Moore faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct with underaged girls.

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Bill Clinton faced numerous allegations of sexual assault and misconduct while he was president of the United States, with accusers including Juanita Broaddrick, who accused him of rape, Kathleen Willey who said he groped her and Paula Jones who said he exposed himself to her without consent.

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Actor Casey Affleck settled lawsuits out of court wth two women who accused him of sexual harassment.  

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Bill O'Reilly has reportedly made numerous settlements with women who accused him of sexual harassment.

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Anthony Weiner, a former Democratic congressman was sentenced to 21 months in prison in September 2017 after pleading guilty to sexting a teenage girl.

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Veteran journalist Mark Halperin has been accused of sexually harassing women while he worked at ABC News.

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Singer R. Kelly is accused of holding women against their will in houses in Illinois and Georgia in a reported 'sex cult.'

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Former Fox Host Eric Bolling was accused of sending unsolicited lewd text messages to female colleagues.

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Director Roman Polanski fled the US after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Several other women have also come forward to accuse him of sexual assault.

(REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann)

Chef John Besh stepped down from the company he founded after female employees reported facing sexual harassment there. 

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Photographer Terry Richardson was labeled the 'Harvey Weinstein of Fashion' by the Sunday Times amid widespread accusations of sexual harassment by models.

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Singer Kesha accused Lukasz Gottwald aka Dr. Luke of drugging and sexually assaulting her on multiple occasions.

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Former champion boxer Mike Tyson was convicted of raping a Miss Black America contestant in 1992. 

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Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been accused of sexual abuse by dozens of his former patients and athletes.

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Music mogul L.A. Reid left his position as Epic Records CEO/Chairman in 2017 amid harassment claims by a female assistant.

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Amazon Studios chief Roy Price resigned following reports that he harassed a producer and ignored an actress' allegation of sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein.

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Several women have accused former President George H.W. Bush of groping them during photo ops.

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Chris Savino (right), creator of  'The Loud House' was suspended by Nickelodeon after being accused of making unwanted advances toward multiple women.

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Actor Steven Seagal was accused of sexual misconduct by Inside Edition's chief investigative correspondent Lisa Guerrero.

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Michael Oreskes, senior vice president of news and editorial director of National Public Radio, was accused of inappropriate conduct with two women in 1990s.

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Dustin Hoffman was accused of sexually harassing a production assistant when he was 48 and she was a high school senior.

(REUTERS/Stephane Mahe)

Jeremy Piven was accused by actress Ariane Bellamar of groping her on two separate occasions. Piven 'unequivocally' denied the allegations.

(REUTERS/Mike Blake)

Ben Affleck apologized for acting 'inappropriately' towards Hilarie Burton during an appearance on MTV's "Total Request Live" in 2003.

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Aziz Ansari was accused of sexual misconduct by a woman he went on a date with.

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Andy Dick was accused of sexual harassment and misconduct on set, including groping people’s genitals, unwanted kissing/licking and sexual propositions.

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Rep. Ruben Kihuen, (D) Nevada, was accused of making repeated, unwanted propositions for dates and sex to a woman that once worked on his campaign.

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Actor Ed Westwick was accused by actress Kristina Cohen of raping her in his home.

(REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)

David Guillod, producer of 'Atomic Blonde,' is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting several woman.

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Andrew Kreisberg, the showrunner for "Supergirl," was suspended in November 2017 amid numerous sexual harassment allegations by members of his staff.

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Actor Tom Sizemore was reportedly told to leave a film set in 2003 after an 11-year-old actress told her mother that he had touched her genitals.

(REUTERS/Phil McCarten)

Steve Jurvetson left his own venture capital firm after allegations of sexual harassment

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A former model accused George Takei of sexually assaulting him 36 years ago.

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Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo accused former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of sexually assaulted her at an award ceremony in 2013.

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A former writer for 'Mad Men' said the show's creator Matthew Weiner told her that she owed it to him to let him see her naked.

(REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)

Ron Jeremy has been accused of sexually assaulting more than a dozen women and the allegations span more than 30 years.

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Multiple women accused producer Adam Fields of touching them inappropriately and sexually propositioning them.

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Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has been accused of unwanted sexual advances by former staffers.

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John Lasseter, the head of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, was accused of crossing the line with employees, including unwanted hugs.

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Singer Nick Carter was accused of rape by a former member of the all-girl teen band Dream, Melissa Schuman.

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A singer accused billionaire Richard Branson of sexual assault during an event as his Necker Island in the Caribbean. Branson says he has no recollection of the matter.

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Talent agent Adam Venit is accused of grabbing actor Terry Crews' genitals.

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Jeordie White (aka Twiggy Ramirez), Marilyn Manson former longtime bassist, was accused of rape by singer Jessicka Addams.

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Lockhart Steele, Vox Media's editorial director was fired after a former employee accused him of sexual harassment.

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Producer Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein's brother, has also been accused of sexual harassment. 

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Jesse Lacey of  the band, Brand New, was accused of sexual misconduct, including soliciting nude photos from a teen girl in the past.

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Senior Correspondent for E! News Ken Baker California was accused of sexual harassment by two women.

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American film director Oliver Stone was accused of groping model and actress Carrie Stevens in the 1990s.

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Reporter Glenn Thrush was suspended by the New York Times after several women accused him of acting inappropriately when they were young journalists.

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Veteran radio host Garrison Keillor was fired by Minnesota Public Radio following claim of improper behavior.

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CNN producer Teddy Davis was fired after multiple accusations of harassment.

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Producer Russell Simmons stepped down from his companies following sexual assault and harassment accusations from two women.

(REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

Longtime conductor James Levine was suspended by New York's Metropolitan Opera after sexual abuse claims.

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Dylan Howard, editor in chief of the National Enquirer, was accused of sexual misconduct by several former employees, including forcing them to watch porn and openly discussing his sexual partners.

(REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

"X-Men" director Bryan Singer was accused of raping a 17-year-old boy on a yacht in a lawsuit filed in December.

(REUTERS/Hannah McKay)

Harold Ford, Jr.

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Chef Mario Batali has been accused by multiple women of "inappropriate touching in a pattern of behavior that spans at least two decades."

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PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley's show was suspended amid misconduct allegations made against him.

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Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was fired from his job as an ESPN contributor amid accusations of sexual harassment by a wardrobe stylist at the network.

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Sen. Jeff Klein (D-New York), was accused of forcibly kissing a former female staffer back in 2015. 

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Ross Levinsohn, Los Angeles Times CEO and publisher, has reportedly been a defendant in two sexual harassment lawsuits and would rate the "hotness" of his female colleagues, according to a report by NPR.

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A woman accused magician David Copperfield of drugging, sexually assaulting her when she was teen model in the 80s, according to The Wrap.

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James Franco was accused by several women of sexually inappropriate behavior. He was also criticized for wearing a "Time's Up" pin to the Golden Globes hours before the accusations against him surfaced.

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Barry Lubin, also known as Grandma the clown, resigned from Big Apple Circus after admitting to pressuring a 16-year-old girl into posing for pornographic photos in 2004.

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Arizona Wildcats head football coach Rich Rodriguez was fired amid troubling off-field allegations. His former administrative assistant says Rodriguez inappropriately grabbed and touched her. 

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President Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was accused of sexual assault by pro-Trump singer Joy Villa. She claims he hit her on the buttocks during an event at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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Steve Wynn, Chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts, has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of peple. The Wall Street Journal the casino mogul regularly pressured employees to perform sex acts.

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Music exec and 'The Four' judge Charlie Walk was accused of sexual harassment by a former employee. Life Lab founder Tristan Coopersmith penned an open letter about Walk in January claiming he sent her lewd comment and cornered her in the bedroom he shared with his wife.

(Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images for Vh1 Save The Music)

Several women filed sexual harassment complaints against Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle, according to the Washington Post.

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Actor Scott Baio, was accused of molesting is former 'Charles in Charge' co-star Nicole Eggert when she was a minor.

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