Ryan Phillippe has replied to his ex-girlfriend Elsie Hewitt’s attack allegations towards him, calling her claims false.
“I am saddened and disgusted by the false allegations being circulated about me,” the actor wrote in a remark, which he posted on Twitter Tuesday. “At the time these allegations were initially made, I fully cooperated with law enforcement and a thorough investigation was conducted.”
“As a man, raised by women, in a household where women’s rights, feminism, and advocacy were very much at the forefront, I am sickened that my name can be found in any article where domestic violence of any kind is being alleged,” he added.
Phillippe persevered, noting that as a public determine, “many untrue things” had been mentioned about him over time. “That is something you learn to accept if you choose a profession like mine,” he wrote.
The 43-year-old’s remark persevered, echoing the the only launched previous by way of his rep, which identified the severity of home violence.
“This is wrong. This is not who I am. Everyone of my accuser’s allegations are false,” he wrote.
The remark comes after Phillippe’s former female friend, fashion Elsie Hewitt, filed a lawsuit towards the actor, claiming he violently beat her previous this summer time.
“He grabbed Hewitt’s upper arm so tightly that his grip left heavy bruises on her arm hours later. He then braced his body and violently threw her down his staircase as hard as he could,” Hewitt’s criticism reads.
Hewitt additionally reportedly claims Phillippe “struck her, cornered her, kicked her and aggressively pushed her to the ground” ahead of selecting her up “like a doll” and throwing her down the steps a 2d time.
Phillippe’s rep denied the allegations towards the actor, telling HuffPost, “Ryan is completely devastated that these false allegations have been made and circulated.”
A supply with reference to Phillippe additionally defended the actor, telling People, “Ryan did not lay a hand on [Hewitt]. He wants to clear all of this up and he will.”
The supply additionally claimed Hewitt attacked the actor and accused the Guess fashion of the usage of this lawsuit as a way to hunt reputation.
Hewitt’s attorney, Keith Fink, slammed the ones claims, calling them “laughable.”
“She has photos of the serious cuts and bruises she suffered as a result of the assault. She has hospital records. The police took a report and issued a restraining order,” he advised HuffPost. “Add to this any man who calls a woman a c**t has serious animus towards women in general and would not be one championing the equality of women.”