At the time of the allegations, Oosterhouse told E! News in a statement, “I had an intimate relationship with Kailey nine years ago and it was 100 percent mutual and consensual.
“In no way did I ever feel, nor was it ever indicated to me, that Kailey was uncomfortable during our intimate relationship. I would have never done anything that I was not sure was mutually agreeable.”
“The reality is that I knew it was consensual because she initiated it the first time and many of the 15 or so times we had relations thereafter,” he said. “We were together outside of work and I considered her a friend.”
Kaminsky said Oosterhouse’s initial advances towards her were especially surprising because she identifies as a lesbian. He said in his statement he did not know of her sexuality.
Kaminsky said she took a week-long absence from the show due to anxiety and was hospitalized for a stomach ulcer. She said Carter Can director Patrick Jager was unaware of her situation and told her she would not be returning the following season, citing her absence. Jager told The Hollywood Reporter that he does not recall the reason her contract wasn’t renewed.
“I didn’t have anything to do with her not being invited back to the show—that was a producer decision,” Oosterhouse said in his statement.
Kaminsky said that she descended into a depression and underwent in-patient treatment. Kaimsky said that a year after she left the show, she told an official at its production company about Oosterhouse. She said the reality star later called her and apologized, stating, “I’m so sorry. I thought it was mutual.”
“I did say I thought it was mutual—because it was,” Oosterhouse told The Hollywood Reporter. “I didn’t apologize because I never did anything wrong. That’s the God’s honest truth. I felt bad that she was, in that moment, not-super-positive.”
Kaminsky also told The Hollywood Reporter that when she worked with Ooosterhouse, she told two female Carter Can producers about him and “definitely went out of my way to pretend it was something that I was participating in willfully,” adding, “It was Stockholm Syndrome-y, justifying-what-you’re-doing.”
One of the producers told the outlet that the relationship “didn’t seem like it was abusive.”