Ryan Phillippe Suing Ex-Girlfriend Over Assault Claims
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Ryan Phillippe Suing Ex-Girlfriend Over Assault Claims

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Ryan Phillippe is suing his ex-girlfriend Elsie Hewitt after she claimed he brutally attacked her.

The 43-year-old actor has filed a lawsuit against his 21-year-old former lover — whom he dated from April this year until July — in response to the legal documents Elsie made against him in September.

In them, she accused the Shooter star of being violent towards her after an argument on July 3.

The Guess model previously claimed she went to Ryan's house with a friend to pack up her things after a party, which Ryan had left earlier after "being ignored" by her, when a physical altercation ensued.

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But Ryan's countersuit has seen him deny the allegations made against him, and slam Elsie's tale of events as being completely fabricated.

He also claims she broke into his home in a bid to "extort money."

In court documents, which have been obtained by People Magazine, it states, "[Hewitt] broke into Phillippe's home in the middle of the night without permission ... [and she] fabricated a story in an unjustified attempt to extort money."

Ryan has also claimed that Elsie was "extremely intoxicated" during the encounter.

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The star feels "sickened'" by the "false" domestic violence accusations made against him because he grew up around women and was an advocate for women's rights.

Ryan has 18-year-old daughter Ava and 14-year-old son Deacon with his ex-wife Reese Witherspoon, as well as six-year-old Kai with Alexis Knapp. 

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The statement says, ''[Ryan] was raised by women in a household where women's rights, feminism, and advocacy were very much at the forefront, and he is sickened to have been falsely accused of domestic violence."

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The Cruel Intentions star has since taken to social media to shut down any potential "mis-characterisations" made against him in the future.

He tweeted, "To be clear: I have not had a 'girlfriend' for over a year now & have barely dated anyone since.

"Any other labels or mis- characterizations, from media or gossips, related to anyone, briefly, connected to my personal life, are false [sic]."

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