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Ansel Elgort posted a short response on Saturday to claims that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl.
The 26-year-old Baby star rider stated that his relationship was “legal and totally consensual” in an iPhone notes message shared on his Instagram account.
On Friday, a Twitter user calling herself Gabby claimed the actor sexually assaulted her in 2014 and left her “sobbing and in pain,” if the account has been deleted.
Having his say: Ansel Elgort, 26, has denied the allegations that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl named Gabby in a Instagram statement released on Saturday; photo by September 2019
Elgort lost no time in dismissing the original applications.
‘I was distressed to see the social media post about me that have circulated in the past 24 hours,” he began.
‘I can’t say I understand Gabby’s feelings, but his description of events is simply not what happened. I have never and would never assault anyone, ” he said.
The West Side Story, the actor confirmed that he had a relationship with Gabby, in 2014, while in New York when he was 20, but he has described it as ” a short, legal and fully consensual relationship.’
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The West Side Story, the actor confirmed that he had a relationship with Gabby, in 2014, while in New York when he was 20, but he described it as “a short, legal and fully consensual’
Elgort appeared to paint the accusations of sexual assault as the result of a bad breakup, writing, ” I stopped responding to her, that is immature and cruel thing to do to someone.
“I know this a late apology does not absolve me from my behavior that is unacceptable when I have gone,” he said.
“As I look back to my attitude, I’m disgusted and deeply ashamed of how I acted. I’m really sorry. I know that I must continue to reflect, learn, and work to grow in empathy, ” he concludes.
Other history: Elgort seemed to paint the accusations of sexual assault as the result of a bad breakup, writing, ” I stopped responding to her, that is immature and cruel thing to do to someone “; on the photo, in September 2019
Many commentators have been insensitive Elgort of the statement, and some thought that he would still have committed rape, even if the relationship was completely consensual, although New York, the age of consent is 17 years.
“if she is 17 it is not consentual and legal. take the L and go to jail! ” wrote one user.
Other social media users accused Elgort from the use of a bad break up, as an excuse to put aside the original assault allegation.
‘Of course, you’re claiming that it was legal and consensual. Classic move trying to make the girl healthy, as she has accused you because you dumped him, ” wrote another commenter.
Alleged: Elgort has been accused of sexually assaulting the 17-year-old girl in 2014, when he was 20, and she would have been 17; photographed in January
A young woman by the name of Gabby came before the Friday via Twitter with claims that she first started messaging Elgort, shortly before his 17th birthday, and he responded to her directly on the social media platform Snapchat.
Gabby, who has not revealed his family name, has posted a long description of the alleged assault perpetrated by the Goldfinch star when she was a teenager.
The representatives of Elgort did not immediately respond to a comment on the allegations when he was contacted by the DailyMail.com.
The post contained painful details, with Gabby explaining that she was in tears and the pain during the alleged encounter.
“Instead of asking me if I wanted to stop having sex knowing that it was my first time and I was sobbing in pain and I didn’t want to do, the words that came out of his mouth were” we need to break you in ” I wasn’T here at the moment, mentally,’ she said in her post.
Claims: a user of Twitter, Gabby posted this photo on Friday that appeared to show him sitting next to Ansel Elgort as she covered her face
Accusation: Gabby posted a long post on Friday about the alleged encounter with the actor
PTSD: The girl claims that she was left needing treatment after the alleged incident
She added: “I have disassociated myself and just felt like my mind was gone, I was in a state of shock, I couldn’t leave I was only 5’2 and 98 pounds. It made me think that this is how sex was supposed to be. “
Gabby says that she and Elgort had corresponded on Snapchat, where she had told him that she would soon be turning 17, which is when the actor reportedly shared his private account with it.
She alleged that the actor then shared nude photos of himself and shared screenshots of their messages on Twitter.
Gabby shared what seemed like a photo of it sitting next to the actor, and said she was coming forward “, so I can finally heal.’ She says the experience has left her struggling with PTSD, explaining: “I have panic attacks, I go for the treatment. “
The woman also claims that the actor asked him for a threesome with a friend of his dancers who was “so minor” and she didn’t tell anyone because that Elgort would have said it, it could ruin his career.’
Meanwhile, Newsweek reported on Friday that the actor had been accused on Twitter of racist, although there is no proof of the allegations have not been verified.
The outlet reports that Instagram account @BlackatLaguardia has been recently expose apparent wrongdoings in the City of New York, the famous Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, Elgort attended.
The post are submitted by an anonymous student, and a post on Friday called for a student by the name of Ansel had used the N-word with many speculating that it was Elgort.
The actor has recently starred in the film adaptation of The Goldfinch and is scheduled to appear in HBO Max series Tokyo Vice as well as the Disney remake of West Side Story, directed by Steven Spielberg