Ansel Elgort denies sexual assault claims
The actor put out a post defending himself from accusations that he assaulted a 17-year-old in 2014.
Actor Ansel Elgort has denied claims that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl in 2014. A Twitter user named Gabby (whose account has since been deleted) had alleged the Baby Driver actor corresponded with her after she sent him a direct message on social media, days before her 17th birthday.
"Years later I have PTSD, I have panic attacks I go to therapy," she wrote, sharing a photo of what appears to be her and Elgort, and a screenshot of their direct messaging conversation. Gabby said she came forward now because she is "ready to talk about it and finally heal."
In an Instagram post on Saturday, Elgort said that he and Gabby had a "brief, legal and entirely consensual relationship". The actor said he has "never and would never assault anyone."
He appeared remorseful for not handling the breakup well. "As I look back at my attitude, I am disgusted and deeply ashamed of the way I acted. I am truly sorry. I know I must continue to reflect, learn, and work to grow in empathy," he said.
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