Ansel Elgort Responds To Accusation Of Sexual Assault
Written by B87FM on June 21, 2020
Ansel Elgort has responded to accusations of sexually assaulting a woman in 2014, with an announcement on Instagram. Elgort says he’ll proceed to “mirror, be taught, and work to develop in empathy.”
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“I used to be distressed to see the social media posts about me which have been circulating up to now 24 hours,” Elgort begins his assertion.
“I can’t declare to know Gabby’s emotions however her description of occasions is solely not what occurred. I’ve by no means and would by no means assault anybody. What’s true is that in New York in 2014, once I was 20, Gabby and I had a short, authorized and fully consensual relationship. Sadly, I didn’t deal with the breakup effectively. I ended responding to her, which is an immature and merciless factor to do to somebody. I do know this belated apology doesn’t absolve me of my unacceptable habits once I disappeared.
“As I look again at my angle, I’m disgusted and deeply ashamed of the best way I acted. I’m actually sorry. I do know I need to proceed to mirror, be taught, and work to develop in empathy,” he completed.
Friday, Twitter person @ItsGabby shared particulars of a sexual encounter she had with Elgort when she was 17: “I used to be solely fucking 17. And he was in his 20s. He knew what he was doing,” she wrote. “I’m not posting this to ‘clout chase’ as a result of I merely don’t take care of that. I’m posting this so I can lastly heal and I do know I’m not alone and he’s achieved this to different women. Ansel Elgort sexually assaulted me once I was 17.”