While he’s at it, he might also want to think about suing whoever told him those leggings were a good look, but that’s not high on the priority list right now.
Earlier we found out that Ryan Phillippe’s ex-girlfriend Elsie Hewitt filed a $1 million lawsuit against him for allegedly getting violent with her. Sources close to Ryan accused Elsie of having the cruelest of intentions, aka trying to get money. TMZ says that Ryan is preparing to fight back and has lawyered up.
Ryan hired a high-powered civil litigator, and he’s planning on filing either a defamation lawsuit or a malicious prosecution lawsuit against Elsie. Ryan maintains that Elsie made everything up for money and/or attention, and that she was the violent one. If Elsie’s lawsuit is thrown out, Ryan plans on filing a counter-suit for defamation as well as a malicious prosecution counter-suit.
In a statement released to The Blast by Ryan’s rep, he says he’s innocent.
“As a staunch advocate for the health, well-being and equality of women, Ryan is completely devastated that these false allegations have been made and circulated. Domestic violence is an incredibly serious issue and fabricated and proven false claims should not be used to unjustly slander the falsely accused. The claims are false.”
TMZ says that Ryan is inspired by Taylor Swift’s butt-grabbing court victory. Taylor was sued by a Colorado DJ who accused her of getting him fired and costing him future jobs after she alleged he grabbed her ass. Ryan reportedly wants Elsie to admit she was lying. If she won’t, he wants a judge and jury to decide that he’s the real victim in this situation, and that her lawsuit is based on a lie.
Ryan will donate every dime he wins in court to domestic violence charities. Although sources tell TMZ that Ryan isn’t confident she’s even got any money to hand over. Elsie is also reportedly claiming that she’ll donate any money won in court to domestic violence charities.
This has gone from messy to MESS in less than 12 hours, so I have no idea where it’s going to go from here. I guess if there’s any upside to this story, it’s that now when Ryan Phillippe opens the internet and searches his name and the word “mess“, the top result will no longer be a link to Catch Hell.