Why Adam Levine is the REAL villain in sordid sexting scandal – not the women coming forward with their ‘affairs’, writes JANA HOCKING – as she shares the ‘creepy’ DMs married men have sent HER
- Radio producer Jana Hocking has detailed why the ‘other women’ in affairs are not the only one to blame
- It comes as Maroon 5 rocker faces backlash for allegedly sending messages to women while married
- He shares two children with Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo, who has been married to for eight years
- Ms Hocking also shared a number of sordid DMs she has received from ‘married men’ on Instagram
As I watched the full video I’ll admit I initially rolled my eyes and thought ‘Cringe! Girlfriend wants her five minutes of fame’. But what unravelled after that initial bombshell was what would best described as an ‘absolute s*** show.’
Turns out she triggered a LOT of married women. She was being slut shamed all over the place. Celebrities like Sara Foster were popping up on their own TikTok’s screaming that she should have known better and insinuating that a lot of the blame was on her shoulders.
Now as someone who has experienced this slut shaming from married women myself, what really triggered me was when Sarah said ‘men are gross, we know that, they’re always gonna be dogs. But like as women, we need to do better and not get wrapped up in this bulls**t. If a man is married, okay? If a man is married, as a woman, it’s gotta be a no go for you.’
‘On Tuesday we woke to the news that a woman in her early twenties had publicly announced on TikTok that she allegedly had an affair with Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine for a whole year,’ Jana Hocking said (left, Adam Levine and his wife Behati Prinsloo right)
Celebrity Sara Foster slammed the woman behind the Adam Levine affair allegations in a TikTok video
Umm… say that again… ‘Men are gross, we know that, they’re always gonna be dogs.’
Ok, so that makes it excusable on blokes behalf, because, you know, it’s in their DNA. But it’s up to the women – in this case a fairly naïve 23-year-old – to do better?! What utter BS.
Let’s look at the facts. This was a young 23-year-old woman allegedly getting fairly graphic Instagram DMs from a famous 43-year-old man who allegedly gave her the impression he was no longer wifed-up. She confessed that she chose to air it on TikTok rather then let a former friend sell her DMs to the press.
Did she handle this bombshell in an ideal manner? No. Has she since expressed regret over making such a public statement? Yes. But let’s remind ourselves that we’ve all done stupid things in our early twenties.
What this woman experienced was a very fast and public coming of age. As any woman with a mild Instagram presence will know, it is not uncommon AT ALL for married men to slide into their DMs. The first couple of instances shock you, and then you tend to become immune to it, and realise it’s just part and parcel of having an online presence.
For example, last year I was excited when a gorgeous lingerie company very kindly paid me to highlight their goods on my Instagram.
After lots of star jumps, manoeuvring to find the perfect lighting and a shameless amount of test shots, I finally got a picture I was happy with. Up it popped on my Instagram, and as could be predicted when you show a bit of skin on the ‘gram, in came the creepy comments.
Ms Hocking (left) shot a lingerie sponsored post last year (left) only to receive a number of DMs from strange married men with sordid requests (right)
‘Do blokes think it’s not cheating or being inappropriate if they’re writing creepy things to people they’ve never met?’ Jana said
Along with some really lovely ones from my female friends. #GirlPower
As I perused the creepiest comments, there was a recurring theme. I would say 80 per cent had partners in their Instagram pictures. Do blokes think it’s not cheating or being inappropriate if they’re writing creepy things to people they’ve never met?
What shocked me the most though, was when a lady, who was clearly at her wit’s end with her husband, DM’ed me to let me know that her husband had saved my picture in his Instagram account and I clearly was a sl*t. She aggressively let me know that her husband intended to w**k over it later.
Now I could have fired back with a horrible message myself, but I paused, took a deep breath, and tried to find some compassion. Clearly this woman was lashing out at the wrong person. She was upset that her husband was ogling after other women on Instagram and wanted others to feel just as hurt as she did.
Pictured: Just some of the comments Ms Hocking received underneath her lingerie photo
I politely let her know that I won’t be taking the photo down, nor be body shamed, and perhaps she needed to express her feelings with her husband rather then a woman she’s never met. Sadly her venom was strong and it resulted in a blocked account.
Now, I was 36 years old and could handle the venom, but taking aim at a 23-year-old who, in her own worlds, has allegedly been ‘exploited and manipulated’ by an international rock star is a bit rich.
I’m sorry but find me any young Harry Styles fan girl who would pass up an opportunity to get it on with him, given the opportunity. Whether Olivia Styles was in the picture or not. And yet here we all are, throwing stones at someone who, in a moment of nativity, shared her experience online.
THE ADAM LEVINE SCANDAL SO FAR:
On Wednesday Adam Levine’s former yoga teacher accused him of allegedly sending a dirty text to her – as she becomes the fourth woman to come forward with explosive claims against the Maroon 5 singer.
Alanna Zabel, who trained the pop star from 2007 to 2010, alleges he said he wanted ‘to spend the day with you naked’ and bragged to his friends about how she had ‘the best a** in town and it was cute’.
It comes as Levine faces an avalanche of claims from Instagram models and a comedian who allege he sent them inappropriate messages despite being married to Victoria’s Secret angel Behati Prinsloo.
Alanna Zabel, who trained the pop star from 2007 to 2010, alleges he said he wanted ‘to spend the day with you naked’ and bragged to his friends about how she had ‘the best a** in town and it was cute’
Sumner Stroh, 23, first took to TikTok to reveal she had a secret relationship with the married Maroon 5 frontman that lasted ‘about a year’
Comedian Maryka (left) and a woman named Alyson Rose (right) shared screenshots of their alleged conversations with the Maroon 5 frontman, shortly after LA-based model Sumner Stroh revealed she had ‘an affair’ with him last year
Comedian Maryka and a woman named Alyson Rose posted screenshots of their alleged Instagram conversations with Levine, shortly after LA-based model Sumner Stroh claimed she had a secret relationship with him last year.
Levine on Tuesday broke cover as he was spotted with Prinsloo, smiling together in the first sighting since the singer faced the accusations.
The 43-year-old has since apologised to his wife for having ‘crossed the line’, but pushed back on Stroh’s claims that they had an affair.
If you cast your mind back to the Monica Lewinski and Bill Clinton scandal you will recall that the world cast their judgement on a 22-year-old intern for falling for the charms of a 49-year-old President of the United States.
Monica recalled just how bad it got stating ‘overnight I went from being a completely private figure to a publicly humiliated one worldwide.
‘Granted, it was before social media, but people could still comment online, email stories, and, of course, email cruel jokes. I was branded as a tramp, tart, slut, whore, bimbo, and, of course, “that woman”. It was easy to forget that “that woman” was dimensional, had a soul, and was once unbroken.’
Now let’s remember that happened BEFORE social media. Can you imagine the harassment Adam Levine’s alleged confessor is now experiencing both in real life and in public?
I think before we harass and cancel someone so publicly, we remember what we were like in our early twenties, and remind ourselves that this is allegedly a guy who leveraged his fame to get what he wanted.
So put down your pitch forks ladies because they are clearly aimed the wrong way.