“Trading Spaces” star Carter Oosterhouse has the full support of his co-stars — and his network — despite accusations of sexual misconduct.
Paige Davis and Ty Pennington, who along with Oosterhouse will star in TLC’s reboot of the beloved home design series, defended their co-star and praised his professional nature one month after a former HGTV makeup artist accused him of sexual coercion.
“What I can tell you from my experience with Carter is that he is an absolute professional. I’ve never had any experience with him where I haven’t just had the best time ever,” Davis told Us Weekly.
Added Pennington, “Everything she just said I reiterate. We know Carter as the Carter we know. And he’s a great guy. He’s never been anything but perfectly professional.”
Designer Vern Yip also weighed in, calling Oosterhouse a “solid person” and a loving husband and father.
“I think we have to realize that it’s important to make sure that we listen to exactly what’s going on. And that we don’t throw somebody under the bus without first making sure that we understand the entire story and view it through the lens of the facts,” he told Us. “That’s not me saying something is untrue or not true, but that’s just me saying that from what I know of Carter, he’s a good, good person.”
TLC president Nancy Daniels, meanwhile, said Friday that the network had investigated the claims against Oosterhouse and felt “very comfortable” keeping him on “Trading Spaces.”
Carter Oosterhouse will appear on the TLC reboot of “Trading Spaces.”
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Oosterhouse, 41, was hit with allegations of sexual coercion in December by a former makeup artist who worked with him on the HGTV series “Carter Can” in 2008.
Kailey Kaminsky told The Hollywood Reporter that Oosterhouse demanded oral sex between 10 and 15 times, and that his orders caused anxiety so severe she was hospitalized for depression.
The television personality defended his relationship with Kaminsky, saying he believed it was entirely consensual, and wife Amy Smart offered a similar defense.
The actress, who married Oosterhouse in 2011, wrote a lengthy defense on Instagram last month saying Kaminsky’s accusations crossed boundaries and were “damaging and cruel” to her husband.
“When you are in a consensual relationship, then you need to take responsibility for engaging in that and not play victim,” she wrote.
Source: Ny Daily News