Entertainment

Phillippe ‘bashed lover in drug bender’

Actor Ryan Phillippe is being sued by his ex-girlfriend.
Actor Ryan Phillippe is being sued by his ex-girlfriend.

ACTOR Ryan Phillippe's ex-girlfriend claims the star physically assaulted her in a drunken rage.

Elsie Hewitt, 21, sued Phillippe, 43, for allegedly punching and kicking her, and throwing her down a flight of stairs, in his Los Angeles home following an argument on July 3, The New York Post reports.

"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 also claimed he was "discernibly drunk and high" at the time, and that he was growing increasingly "infatuated" with her.

The Guess model, who reportedly dated Phillippe since April, also accused the actor of "repeatedly abusing a panoply of legal and illegal drugs, including without limitation: cocaine, ecstasy, psychedelic mushrooms and steroids."

Hewitt was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, where police filed a report and granted Hewitt a temporary emergency restraining order against Phillippe.

stripes

A post shared by Elsie 🌹🦄 (@elsiehewitt) on

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."

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 vehemently 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."

Ryan has two children - Ava, 17, and Deacon, 13 - with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon.

There’s nothing better than celebrating my birthday with my wonderful kids! 💖🎂💖 #ProudMom

A post shared by Reese Witherspoon (@reesewitherspoon) on

This story originally appeared in The New York Post and has been republished here with permission.

Topics:  celebrity ryan phillippe

News Corp Australia


Dear Deputy PM, show us the Rookwood money: QLD Government

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce in Rockhampton last year to talk about infrastructure spending and the proposed Rookwood Weir.

Letter to the federal government was given exclusively to the Bully.

Yeppoon teenager making waves in sporting ranks

TOUGH COMPETITOR: Jack Newton competes in the Queensland Canoe Marathon Championships.

Jack Newton medals in two gruelling events in two days

Truckies stranded as popular North Rocky truck stop closed

CLOSED: Yaamba Road Caltex Truckstop was fenced off and closed for renovations today leaving motorists seeking other options.

Motorists scramble for alternative fueling up options.

Local Partners

Jane Barnes: They thought I was the bad influence

BOOZE, pills and cocaine: The rock in Jimmy Barnes's life reveals the rollercoaster they have been on

Aussie toy boy’s Spanish romance

Carmen Martinez-Bordiu y Franco and Australian boyfriend, Timothy McKeague pictured in Madrid. Picture: Media Mode

A young Australian man is the talk of Spain

Stan Lee reveals the "greatest super hero of all"

Lee and Paris are collaborating with Samsung on a game and have let a little more out of the bag then they should have.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

Karl ‘held hostage’ at Today

Lisa Wilkinson is commenting on her Today show exit, through other people.

Will Karl walk away like his former co-star?

Barry Du Bois' heartbreaking cancer revelation

TV personality Barry Du Bois made an emotional announcement on last night’s The Living Room, revealing his new cancer diagnosis. Picture Chris Pavlich

Barry Du Bois spoke about what was in store for him

Luke McGregor on tackling his fears in Rosehaven

Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor in a scene from season two of Rosehaven.

Comedian's on-screen character has to go home to make it.

It's a Thor thing: Why Ragnarok is something to marvel at

FRIENDS FROM WORK: Avengers Thor and The Hulk face off in Thor: Ragnarok.

It was time to put new life into the character, star says.