Ryan Phillippe sues former girlfriend

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Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Actor Ryan Phillippe has filed a counter lawsuit against former girlfriend Elsie Hewitt, who had accused him of brutally beating her earlier this year.

Phillippe filed the documents last week in response to Hewitt’s lawsuit claiming he had been abusive towards her, reports people.com.

In the lawsuit, the actor denied the allegations, claiming 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” from him to help her modelling career.

Phillippe said Hewitt made a false police report accusing him of injuring her on July 4 — the alleged date of the incident. The actor also claimed Hewitt was “extremely intoxicated”.

“To be clear: I have not had a ‘girlfriend’ for over a year now and have barely dated anyone since. Any other labels or mis-characterisations, from media or gossips, related to anyone, briefly, connected to my personal life, are false. Happy Thanksgiving,” Phillippe tweeted on Wednesday.

–IANS

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