Who is Ashley Russell? Alabama student becomes Adam Levine's fifth accuser, claims he sent flirty texts
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: An Alabama student and fitness enthusiast, Ashley Russell, who runs an Instagram page, ashleysfit_, is now the fifth accuser to claim that she has received flirty texts from pos star Adam Levine.
Russell claims that the Maroon 5 singer randomly hit on her after seeing her posts on the 'explore' feed of his account. She claims that the 43-year-old started texting her earlier this year and would pass on juicy messages on her toned legs and glutes. However, Russell noticed that he would quickly delete them after they are read.
According to Daily Mail, though there were friendly messages between the duo on a daily basis, Russell ultimately warned him of sending these messages and said that he was going to get caught flirting with women online. The exchanges began on March 13, when Levine sent messages to her saying, "Leg day. The most important and the easiest to skip." Later in the conversation, he asks: "You're in college right?". He then sent another message a minute later saying: "Nice work on legs. #commitment."
She said, "He would message almost every day at night around 10 pm my time. I would check every time I posted a story, which was every day, and it was always viewed by him." Russell further said, "He would like mainly like booty stories and would always reply with something to do with leg or booty day at the gym."
The fitness fanatic stated, "He said he found me from his Discover Page on Instagram because he is "big into fitness" and I have a fitness account". She then continued, "I knew it was weird so I wanted to keep it going to see if it got worse. When I told him he was going to get caught DMing girls like me he stopped texting me."
Russell, who was aged 20 at the time, said Levine never messaged her again after that, but continued to look at her story posts. "I think this is the true meaning of disrespect towards a woman. It makes me very sad that he is married and does this immature thing," she said. Russell added that she found it particularly strange that he said he spotted her on his Instagram Explore feed, "considering his age and [that] he's married. Further, she said, "I wonder what his [feed] looks like… all young women? Very odd to me."
Earlier, there were other accusers who claimed they have received flirty texts from the singer. Sumner Stroh was the first one to accuse Adam Levine of allegedly sending her flirtatious messages. She on TikTok claimed that she and Adam were together before going out of touch for months.
Another instance was a yoga teacher named Alanna Zabel who accused Adam Levine for allegedly sending her inappropriate messages. On her Instagram Story, she wrote, “Long overdue #ExposeAdamLevine. I was his yoga teacher for a few years from 2007-10. He often said that he told his friends his yoga teacher had the best a** in town and it was cute.” She continued, “One day he texted me saying: 'I want to spend the day with you naked. I was in the bath but my jealous ex saw it and went into a rage.”
Alyson Rose is another woman who accused the award-winning singer for sending her flirtatious messages. In a now-deleted TikTok video, Alyson Rose also shared screengrabs of Levine's alleged messages to her. One of the messages, “I shouldn't be talking to you you know [that] right?” Rose claimed there was “a lot more that was said that was not appropriate. I just didn’t feel comfortable posting everything.”
A comedian named Maryka accused Adam Levine of flirting with her by sharing a series of Instagram stories. During one alleged conversation, the singer tells the woman, as reported by the Daily Mail, “I'm now obsessed with you” to which Maryka replied, “Dude aren't you like married lol.” Levine admitted to it but said “it's a bit complicated.”
However, in a statement addressing the rumors on Tuesday, September 20, Levine stated on his Instagram story, "I used poor judgment in speaking with anyone other than my wife in ANY kind of flirtatious manner," he said. He then added, "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."
He also added, "My wife and my family is all I care about in this world. To be this naïve and stupid enough to risk the only thing that truly matters to me was the greatest mistake I could ever make. I will never make it again.I take full responsibility. We will get through it and we will get through it together."