Reese Witherspoon Standing By Ex-Husband Ryan Phillippe Amid Abuse Allegations

Angelo Anderson
September 20, 2017

Ryan Phillippe's ex-girlfriend Elsie Hewitt is ready to move on from their allegedly abusive relationship, her lawyer Keith Fink exclusively tells Us Weekly.

"I am saddened and disgusted by the false allegations being circulated about me", he begins.

As was confirmed by police sources cited by TMZ, Phillippe also said he fully cooperated with investigators when Hewitt initially filed her police report.

Phillippe said that he's used to celebrity gossip, but that "this time is different".

Phillippe's publicist released a statement flatly denying the account. He added in his statement: "Domestic violence is a very real and tragic issue face by many women the world over and should never be used to vengefully slander or as a ploy for monetary gain".

The Cruel Intentions star has found himself at the centre of a lawsuit filed by Elsie Hewitt, accusing the father-of-three of physically assaulting her in early July (17), shortly after they called time on their brief romance.

Elsie Hewitt may have been facing her own troubles before claiming that Ryan Phillippe beat her up in a drunken rage. "This is wrong. This is not who I am", he noted. The complaint alleges Phillippe grabbed the woman hard enough to leave bruises on her arm.

"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", states the lawsuit.

In response to Hewitt's claims, the Los Angeles Police Department issued an emergency order of protection against Phillippe.

The friend who witnessed the encounter replied, "I saw the whole thing Ryan, you literally were grabbing her and threw her down the stairs".

However, sources close to the actor claim that he is innocent, and it was Hewitt who was under influence. After she was removed from the residence forcibly, her claims of domestic abuse were reported.

"The City Attorney's Office has deferred this matter following an investigation by the LAPD", a spokesperson for the Los Angeles District Attorney's office told People.

Hewitt is seeking $1 million in punitive damages, citing emotional distress and the impact physical attack had on her ability to work as a model since her "income and career (are) largely contingent upon her physical features".

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