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21st Sep 2022

Emily Ratajkowski says women shouldn’t be blamed if they get with someone in a relationship

Steve Hopkins

Stroh’s claims have ignited debate about cheating and who is too blame

Emily Ratajkowski has spoken out after cheating allegations have been made against Adam Levine, saying that men who are unfaithful while in a relationship should be held accountable rather than the other woman being blamed.

The model’s comments come after a 23-year-old influencer claimed to have had an affair with Maroon 5 frontman last year and as two further women have come forward to share flirty messages he allegedly sent them.

Sumner Stroh accused Levine of cheating on his wife Behati Prinsloo with her and suggested the singer even wanted to name his new baby after her.

Stroh’s claims, revealed in a TikTok on Monday, has sparked hot debate online about who should be held responsible for cheating, especially when one party is married.

Actor Sara Foster, of 90210 fame, ripped into Stroh for allegedly getting with a married man, something Ratajkowski could not let go. She fired back by stitching her video on TikTok, saying:  “I’m going to try not to go the f**k off right now. I just couldn’t disagree more.”

Ratajkowski continued: “I don’t understand why we continue to blame women for men’s mistakes, especially when you’re talking about 20-something year old women dealing with men in positions of power who are twice their age.

“The power dynamic is so skewed, it’s ridiculous. Like, it’s predatory, it’s manipulative, I can’t imagine, I do not agree.”

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Ratajkowski made clear where she thinks the responsibility should lie: “If you’re the one in the relationship, you’re the one who’s obligated to be loyal. So, the whole other woman, they’re to blame, that’s bad. And it’s literally designed to keep women apart.”

In a second video, the Gone Girl star claimed the behaviour of blaming the “other” woman was “sexism” and “classic misogyny”.

Foster had addressed the controversy without directly naming Levine or Stroh, but said: “You knew this man was married, okay, and you participated.

“You could have easily ignored the messages. “You knew he was married. We do not feel sorry for you.”

Levine has admitted he “crossed the line” with Stroh, but denied having an affair with her.

He said: “A lot is being said about me right now and I want to clear the air. I used poor judgment in speaking with anyone other than my wife in ANY kind of flirtatious manner.

“I did not have an affair, nevertheless, I crossed the line during a regrettable period of my life.

“In certain instances it became inappropriate. I have addressed that and taken proactive steps to remedy this with my family.”

He added: “My wife and my family is all I care about in this world. To be this naïve and stupid enough to risk the only thing that truly matters to me was the greatest mistake I could ever make.

“I will never make it again. I take full responsibility. We will get through it and we will get through it together.”

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