Ryan Phillippe is responding to a civil suit with claims by an alleged ex-girlfriend of assault in July of this year with a lawsuit of his own, it has been reported.
According to People, who claim to have obtained court documents filed in response to Hewitt’s own lawsuit, Phillippe denies the allegations and claims that Hewitt “broke into Phillippe’s home in the middle of the night without permission” and “fabricated a story in an unjustified attempt to extort money”.
Phillippe also claims that Hewitt was “extremely intoxicated” at the time, and goes on to state that he “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.”
Phillippe posted on Twitter early this morning after news of the case broke, stating that he has “not had a “girlfriend” for over a year now” and that “any other labels or mis- characterizations, from media or gossips, related to anyone, briefly, connected to my personal life, are false”.
to be clear:
i have not had a â€œgirlfriendâ€ÂÂ 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.
— dr. philz (@RyanPhillippe) November 23, 2017
Hewitt’s own suit, also obtained by People, claims that she saw Phillippe, who she says she had been dating since April but split from in July, “repeatedly abusing a panoply of legal and illegal drugs, including without limitation: cocaine, ecstasy, psychedelic mushrooms, and steroids” and that he “increasingly combined these drugs with excessive alcohol consumption and often exhibited symptoms attendant of poly drug and alcohol abuse, including mood swings and bouts of anger.”