Ryan Phillippe Accused Of ‘Bashing Lover In Drug Bender’
Ryan Phillippe’s ex-lover has accused the actor of physically assaulting her in a ‘drunken rage’.
21-year-old Elsie Hewitt claims 43-year-old Phillippe punched and kicked before throwing her down a flight of stairs in his Los Angeles home following an argument between the couple on July 3, according to the New York Post.
“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 claimed in court documents obtained by The Blast.
She claimed that he was “discernibly drunk and high” at the time, and that he was growing increasingly “infatuated” with her.
Hewitt was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, where police filed a report and granted Hewitt a temporary emergency restraining order against Phillippe.
Phillippe was not arrested following the alleged incident, nor were charges filed against him.
The actor has since taken to Twitter to deny the accusations, claiming he’s “saddened and disgusted.”
from me pic.twitter.com/ipE2qRiItt— dr. philz (@RyanPhillippe) September 19, 2017
Hewitt, Miss June 2017 in Playboy, seeks $US1 million ($1.25 million) in her lawsuit, citing chest wall pain, severe bruising and abrasions.
Hewitt’s lawyer, Keith Fink, told The New York Post: “Ms Hewitt filed this case for all those women who have been abused. Such conduct is intolerable.
Neither she nor I seek any money in this case and any money awarded will be donated to a battered women society.”
A rep for Phillippe has denied the claims. “As a staunch advocate for the health, wellbeing, and equality of women, Ryan is completely devastated that these false allegations have been made and circulated,” his rep said.
“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.”