"He's like, ' You know what would be a good idea? Still, I thought he was just goofing around." Kaminsky adds that her subsequent persistent refusals "didn't register. He was determined to get a blow job." After a short production hiatus, she contends the requests for oral sex continued back in Los Angeles, over time shifting from good-natured to pestering to, finally — while again in a vehicle together in early September — intimidating, at which point she describes herself as "capitulating." On the way to a project site, "he pulled off the road and said, ' Do you enjoy your job?
' I said I did and in fact would like to work more, handling more of his personal appearances outside the show. But you need to do something for me.'" Kaminsky says she interpreted the conversation as imperiling her professional relationship with him, which at that point defined her career and livelihood.
Kaminsky suggested helping her get her career back on track "because I couldn't get work.
"I kept beating myself up psychologically — that I was nothing but a prostitute."At that point I was a nervous wreck," says Kaminsky."I was so worn down from his advances, so I did: that day, on that occasion. Then thereafter it was most every time we would shoot — 10 to 15 times he put me in this position." In a statement to , Oosterhouse, who declares the accusation "upsetting," acknowledges "an intimate relationship" with Kaminsky but contends that "it was 100 percent mutual." He adds that it was never "indicated to me in any way that Kailey was uncomfortable" during their time together, and "I would have never done anything that I was not sure was mutually agreeable.(Jager, noting it's been nearly a decade, says he doesn't recall the reason her contract wasn't renewed.) Kaminsky says she confided in two female producers who worked on during production and that they expressed concern but that, at the time, "I was trying to find a narrative to make myself feel better. I definitely went out of my way to pretend it was something that I was participating in willfully.I was like, ' It's fine, whatever.' I was trying not to cry." She adds, "It was Stockholm Syndrome-y, justifying-what-you're-doing." (Reached by , one of the female producers, who requested anonymity, remembers Kaminsky's confession that evening. "It didn't raise any flags, so I don't think we suggested an intervention," she says.alleges he coerced her into performing repeated acts of oral sex during production, an experience that she says eventually led to her becoming hospitalized for depression and losing her job.Kailey Kaminsky, who was employed as Oosterhouse's makeup artist in 2008, tells that she acquiesced to his demands for oral sex when the carpenter turned reality TV star threatened her employment after months of incessant badgering.According to Kaminsky, then 34, the persistent requests for oral sex began a year into her employment on the show when Oosterhouse, then 32 and a home improvement TV star after gaining fame on TLC's , propositioned her while the pair were running errands in a truck during a location shoot in his hometown of Traverse City, Michigan.She repeatedly rebuffed him on the trip, she says, and his advances were even more surprising because she identifies as a lesbian. I said, in my sarcastic way, ' Well, that's not sexual harassment at all.' He said, ' I just think it would be fun.' I made it clear that I did not think it would be fun."He took away the joy that I got from doing makeup," she says."I just had no confidence." Carter Oosterhouse's full statement: First off, let me say that I am very passionate about what is a happening right now with the #metoo movement, especially because I have so many strong woman in my life, like my wife, mother, sister and of course my little baby girl.