Hollywood actor Ansel Elgort.
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CALIFORNIA – Baby Driver star Ansel Elgort has denied sexually assaulting a teenage girl who took to Twitter to talk about the alleged incident when she was 17.
Twitter user @Itsgabby posted a since-deleted text note with the caption “my story of Ansel Elgort”, saying she was “sexually assaulted a couple of days after I turned 17” in 2014.
In an Instagram response on Saturday evening, Elgort denied Gabby’s claims.
“I cannot claim to understand Gabby’s feelings but her description of events is simply not what happened,” he said. The actor also claimed “Gabby and I had a brief, legal and entirely consensual relationship.”
He apologized for how he broke up with her. “As I look back at my attitude, I am disgusted and deeply ashamed of the way I acted,” he said.
Gabby wrote she met the actor, who was then 20, through social media after sending him a direct message on Snapchat. “I was a fan of him,” she said.
“So when it happened instead of asking me if I wanted to stop having sex knowing it was my first time and I was sobbing in pain and I didn’t want to do it the only words that came out of his mouth were ‘we need to break you in,’” she wrote. “I WASN’T there in that moment mentally. I disassociated myself and just felt like my mind was gone I was in shock.”
Gabby also alleged that Elgort had asked her for nude photos, and “asked to have a threesome with me and one of my ‘dance friends’ and they were as well underage.”
“I didn’t tell anyone because he said it could ‘ruin his career.’ I sat there for months wondering what I did wrong. Wondering why I felt so used,” she said.
She said she is coming forward with her story so she can “finally heal.” She said the alleged incident has left her with post-traumatic stress disorder and panic attacks.
“I want to tell other girls who have been through the same sh*t as me, you’re not alone. It’s a lot for me to even come on here and tell my story but I know it’s needed,” she said.
Read Elgort’s full Instagram response to her allegations:
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