Ryan Phillippe has responded to accusations that he physically assaulted his model ex-girlfriend. The actor called Elsie Hewitt’s claims false.
On Monday, she filed a civil lawsuit, accusing him of beating her and throwing her down a flight of stairs.
According to PEOPLE, 21-year-old Hewitt claims Phillippe, 43, got violent with her on the Fourth of July after a party. The Guess model went to Phillippe’s house along with a friend to pack up her belongings in the early hours of July 4. A fight allegedly ensued between the two, who had dated for three months.
Hewitt accused the "Cruel Intentions" and “Shooter” star of ”repeatedly abusing a panoply of legal and illegal drugs, including without limitation: cocaine, ecstasy, psychedelic mushrooms, and steroids…Phillippe increasingly combined these drugs with excessive alcohol consumption and often exhibited symptoms attendant of poly drug and alcohol abuse, including mood swings and bouts of anger.”
Phillippe responded to the claims on Thursday through a Twitter post.
“I am saddened and disgusted by the false allegations being circulated about me. At the time these allegations were initially made, I fully cooperated with law enforcement and a thorough investigation was conducted,” he wrote.
In the tweet, he also spoke about women’s rights.
“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 denied all of Hewitt’s accusations, stating, “This is wrong. This is not who I am. [Every one] of my accuser’s allegations are false.”
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