After Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine was accused of having a yearlong affair with Instagram model Sumner Stroh, the 23-year-old influencer received backlash from social media users who claimed she was sharing her story for clout.
In response, Emily Ratajkowski shared two TikTok videos on Tuesday (Sept. 20) to defend Stroh against critics. While she didn’t mention Stroh by name, she described the alleged relationship with Levine as a “skewed power dynamic” and “predatory and manipulative.”
“I don’t understand why we continue to blame women for men’s mistakes,” the model added. “Especially when you’re talking about 20-something-year-old women dealing with men in positions of power who are twice their age.”
Ratajkowski added, “If you’re the one in a 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.”
The My Body author, who split from Sebastian Bear-McClard earlier this year after rumors began swirling of his own cheating, concluded, “If you have receipts, share them. You’re doing other ladies a favor.”