Just yesterday, the ex-girlfriend of actor Ryan Phillipe came forward with a series of accusations against her former partner. Elsie Hewitt claims that Phillipe verbally assaulted her, culminating in a violent incident in which she was thrown down a flight of stairs.
Hewitt, a 21-year-old model, filed a $1 million civil suit against Phillipe detailing the abuse she suffered. Comparing court documents from the suit to Hewitt's social media reveals a few interesting details. Hewitt says that after attending a party with Philippe, he became enraged when she did not pay him enough attention. Hewitt went back to Philippe's house on July 4 to pack up her things when the altercation took a violent turn.
Tweets from Hewitt hinted at the trouble brewing:
And tweets after July 4 suggest that something had occurred:
The claims made by Hewitt are extensive and included accusations that the actor was “repeatedly abusing a panoply of legal and illegal drugs, including without limitation: cocaine, ecstasy, psychedelic mushrooms, and steroids ... [Philippe] 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.”
Hewitt provided photographs of the injuries incurred.
Phillipe has denied the abuse and police closed the case without filing any charges.
“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 actor’s rep said in a statement. “Domestic violence is an incredibly serious issue and fabricated and proven false claims should not be used to unjustly slander the falsely accused. The claims are false.”
A source close to the two said, per PEOPLE, that in reality their roles were quite the opposite of what Hewitt claims: “Elsie showed up to Ryan’s house uninvited and under the influence a few days after he had broken up with her ... She physically attacked Ryan, caused a scene and refused to leave his home. As she was removed from the premises, she claims she fell and injured herself.”
The LAPD have confirmed that a report of the attack was made and that Hewitt was granted a protective order against Philippe, which expired on July 12. The Los Angeles City Attorney decided not to press criminal charges against Philippe.
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