Ashley Russell shared screenshots of a series of flirtatious texts allegedly sent by Adam Levine and said he would quickly delete them after reading them
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: A college student and fitness enthusiast from Alabama, Ashley Russell, who runs an Instagram page called ashleysfit_, is now the fifth accuser to claim she received flirty messages from pos star Adam Levine.
Russell claims the Maroon 5 singer met her by accident after seeing her posts on his account’s Explore feed. She claims the 43-year-old started texting her earlier this year, forwarding juicy messages on her toned legs and glutes. However, Russell noted that he would quickly delete them after reading them.
According to the Daily Mail, although there were daily friendly messages between the duo, Russell eventually warned him against sending those messages, saying he would get caught flirting with women online. The exchange began on March 13, when Levine texted her, saying, “Leg day. The most important and the easiest to skip.” Later in the conversation, he asks, “You’re in college right?”. Then, a minute later, he sent another message, saying: “Nice job on the legs. #Engagement.”
She said: “He would text almost every night around 10pm my time. I checked every time I posted a story, which was every day, and it was always viewed by him.” Russell continued, “He mostly wants loot stories and would always respond with something to do with leg or loot tag in the gym to do.”
The fitness fanatic explained, “He said he found me from his Discover page on Instagram because he’s ‘big into fitness’ and I have a fitness account.” She then continued, “I knew it was weird so I wanted to keep going to see if it gets worse.
Russell, who was 20 at the time, said Levine never texted her after that, but continued to look at her story posts. “I think that’s the real meaning of disrespect to a woman. It makes me very sad that he’s married and doing this immature thing,” she said. Russell added that she found it particularly odd that he said he spotted her on his Instagram Explore feed, “considering his age and [that] He is married. She continued: “I wonder what his is [feed] looks like… all young women? Very strange to me.”
Previously, there were other accusers who claimed they received flirtatious texts from the singer. Sumner Stroh was the first to accuse Adam Levine of allegedly sending her flirtatious messages. She claimed on TikTok that she and Adam were dating before being out of touch for months.
Another example was a yoga teacher named Alanna Zabel, who accused Adam Levine of 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 to 2010. He’s said many times that he used to tell his friends that his yoga teacher had the best ass in town and that it was cute.” She continued, “One day he texted me, ‘I want to spend the day naked with you. I was in the bath but my jealous ex saw it and got angry.”
Alyson Rose is another woman who accused the award-winning singer of sending her flirtatious messages. In a now-deleted TikTok video, Alyson Rose also shared screenshots of Levine’s alleged messages with her. One of the messages: “I shouldn’t be talking to you, you know [that] Right?” Rose claimed there was “a lot more said that wasn’t appropriate. I just didn’t feel comfortable posting it all.”
A comedian named Maryka accused Adam Levine of flirting with her, sharing a series of Instagram Stories. During an alleged conversation, as reported by the Daily Mail, the singer told the woman, “I’m obsessed with you now,” to which Maryka replied, “Dude, aren’t you like married lol.” Levine admitted it, but said: “It’s a bit complicated.”
However, in a statement addressing the rumors on Tuesday, September 20, Levine explained on his Instagram story, “I used poor judgment when engaging in ANY type of flirting with anyone other than my wife have,” he said. He then added: “I didn’t have an affair, yet I crossed a line at an unfortunate time in my life. In certain cases it became inappropriate. I have addressed this and taken proactive steps with my family to remedy the situation.”