Emily Ratajkowski says women shouldn't be blamed if they have affair with someone in a relationship
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Emily Ratajkowski has hit back at people who blame the other woman for having an affair with a man in a relationship amid Adam Levine's ongoing scandal.
The model, 31, spoke out after the Maroon Five singer, 43 was accused by an Instagram model of having an affair by an Instagram model who is now being vilified. Levine denies claims he cheated on his wife.
One of the many people who criticised Sumner Stroh, 23, was actress Sara Foster, 41, who took to TikTok to share her thoughts on the situation which has seen the model widely branded a 'homewrecker'.
She said that while men in relationships who cheat 'suck', the women who enable the cheating 'suck too'.
Foster slammed Stroh, in particular, for revealing her alleged affair with Levine publicly while his wife Behati Prinsloo is currently pregnant with his child.
Ratajkowski, however, completely disagreed with this take, describing it as 'sexism and classic misogyny' because the 'power dynamic is so skewed' in this situation as Levine is 'twice her age' and famous, making his alleged behaviour 'predatory and manipulative'.
She explained: "I'm going to try not to go the f**k off right now. I just couldn't disagree more.
"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.
"Also, 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."
Since the accusations came to light, Levine has denied having an affair with the 23-year-old model, who claims it went on for 'about a year', but admits that he was 'inappropriate'.
"I used poor judgment in speaking with anyone other than my wife in ANY kind of flirtatious manner," the Maroon 5 singer said.
"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."
In her now-viral TikToks, Stroh claimed that the singer went on to contact her again in June and ask if it was OK for him to call his unborn child Summer if it is a boy.
She said that ultimately her morals were 'unknowingly compromised' and she was 'completely manipulated' by the singer, who told her that his marriage was actually over during their alleged affair.
Tyla has contacted Adam Levine's representative for a comment.