Ryan Phillippe accused of assault by ex-girlfriend

Carla Harmon
September 19, 2017

Ryan Phillippes ex-girlfriend Elsie Hewitts has accused the actor of assaulting her earlier this year and has filed a United States dollars one million lawsuit against him.

They claim Phillippe is not facing criminals charges over the incident, which was falsely dreamt up for "revenge and fame" by Hewitt after she was dumped.

She alleges that Phillippe attacked her, grabbing her upper arm so hard that it left bruises before throwing her down a flight of stairs.

Hewitt alleges that she told cops that the actor was trying to contact her and she feared he would "cause her additional injury".

Hewitt also accused Phillippe of abusing cocaine, ecstasy, psychedelic mushrooms and steroids, according to The Blast.

Instead, Elsie alleged her former lover then "picked [her] up like a doll and tossed her down the stairs a second time", and that she attempted to crawl down the remaining steps.

A spokesperson for the LAPD told PEOPLE that officers made a report into the alleged attack and granted Hewitt an emergency protective order back in July, which expired July 12.

While E! reports that "there is no restraining order presently in force of any kind", it is claimed she suffered sever bruising, chest wall pain and abrasions. "Ryan did not lay a hand on her".

Elsie Hewitt claims in the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, on July 4th, she went to pick up things from his house and she realized he was extremely drunk.

The Los Angeles City Attorney is now investigating a potential criminal case in addition to the civil suit, in which she is seeking $1 million.

Ryan was previously married to Reese Witherspoon from 1999 to 2007.

"Phillippe 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."
The pair have two children together, Ava Elizabeth Phillippe, 18, and Deacon Reese Phillippe, 13. He removed her from the premises and he claims she fell and hurt herself.

"She's not going to take a dime, I am not making a dime, [if she wins the case] the money is going to a domestic violence charity", Fink said.

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