Ryan Phillippe is being sued through former female friend Elsie Hewitt, who claims the actor bodily assaulted her. The actor has denied the allegations in opposition to him.
Hewitt filed the lawsuit Monday, claiming Phillippe kicked and punched her and threw her down the steps. In the criticism, the 21-year-old fashion alleges the violent altercation took place on July four, after the 2 had left a birthday party in Los Angeles.
According to the criticism, Hewitt claims Phillippe, 43, was jealous and offended as a result of she used to be attracting consideration from different males. As a outcome, Phillippe went house on my own. Shortly after, Hewitt left the development with a pal and headed to Phillippe’s space to pick out up a couple of of her assets.
Once on the space, Phillippe used to be visibly offended and Hewitt recalled feeling scared as she attempted to acquire her issues, consistent with the criticism.
“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,” the criticism reads.
Hewitt additionally reportedly claims Phillippe “struck her, cornered her, kicked her and aggressively pushed her to the ground” earlier than selecting her up “like a doll” and throwing her down the steps a 2d time.
Hewitt and Phillippe had been first observed in combination at Coachella in April.
Aside from the bodily attack, Hewitt additionally claims she noticed Phillippe use quite a lot of felony and unlawful medicine, together with cocaine and ecstasy, on more than one events.
Following the alleged attack, the fashion used to be admitted to the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She used to be additionally granted an emergency protecting order which expired July 12, the Los Angeles Police Department showed to People.
A consultant for Phillippe instructed HuffPost, “The claims are false.”
“As a staunch advocate for the health, well-being and equality of women, Ryan is completely devastated that these false allegations have been made and circulated,” the rep mentioned. “Domestic violence is an incredibly serious issue and fabricated and proven false claims should not be used to unjustly slander the falsely accused.”
A supply with regards to the “Cruel Intentions” actor additionally instructed People, “Ryan did not lay a hand on her. He wants to clear all of this up and he will.”
The supply additionally claims Hewitt “physically attacked Ryan” and has accused the Guess fashion of the usage of this lawsuit as a method to hunt status.
Hewitt’s legal professional, Keith Fink, hit again at such a claims, telling HuffPost:
The best factor Phillippe’s PR observation has proper is the truth that home violence is a major factor. The declare that he assaulted her is fake is laughable. She has footage of the intense cuts and bruises she suffered because of the attack. She has health facility information. The police took a document and issued a restraining order. Her employer Paul Marciano at Guess can ascertain her accidents as can her buddy who witnesses the attack. Add to this any guy who calls a lady a c**t has severe animus against girls usually and would no longer be one championing the equality of girls.
On Monday afternoon, Hewitt reputedly addressed the lawsuit with a publish on Instagram.
“I’m a very private person but there are some tribulations I’ve been facing recently so I wanted to say thank u guys for your love, thank you to those who have been there for me, and thank you for those in my life who haven’t, for teaching me a good lesson,” she wrote along a black-and-white selfie.