On Saturday, the Fault In Our Stars stars have taken to social media to respond to the allegations and said he was “deeply ashamed” of the way he treated his accuser, but denied that he had done something wrong.
He wrote: “I was distressed to see the messages on social media about me that have circulated in the past 24 hours.
“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.
“What is true is that, in New York, in 2014, when I was 20 years old, Gabby and I had a brief, legal and fully consensual relationship.
“Unfortunately, I did not handle the breakup well. I stopped responding to her, that is immature and cruel thing to do to someone.
“I know that this belated apology does not absolve me from my behavior that is unacceptable when I have gone. ”
He continued: “when I think 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. ”
On Friday, a woman named as Gabby took to Twitter to accuse Ansel of sexual misconduct.
She tweeted: “I was sexually assaulted a couple of days after, I 17.
“I was only f**king 17. And he was in his 20s. He knew what he was doing. I’m not posting this to reach chase ” because I just didn’t care for it. I post this so that I can finally heal and I know I’m not the only one and he has done this to other girls. “
The allegations quickly went viral with the accuser saying she is linked with the Hollywood star via Snapchat.
She has shared photos of what she has said all the messages sent from the star.
She claimed to have had sex in New York – where the age of consent is 17 – while sharing a photo of a man who appears to be Ansel, next to a woman covering her face.