In another dimension, Ryan Phillippe is living a respectable life as an ageless hottie who was once married to Reese Witherspoon. In this dimension, he’s that, but minus about 50% of the respectability, with a side of domestic abuse. Ryan is still fighting his ex-girlfriend Elsie Hewitt over domestic assault allegations she made last September. Ryan denied the allegations. Elsie has a theory about why Ryan believes he did nothing wrong; according to Elsie, drug use might have clouded Ryan’s memory.
Elsie decided to sue Ryan for $1 million after she accused him of being drunk and throwing her down the stairs of his home after she tried to retrieve some of her things. Ryan’s side claimed Elsie showed up drunk and belligerent. Ryan also threatened to sue her back, eventually filing a counter-suit in November, accusing Elsie of extortion. He maintained he never laid a finger on Elsie.
According to The Blast, Elsie is currently accusing Ryan of stalling on their lawsuits. Her lawyers have requested that Ryan turn over some records relating to what he did on the day in question, like his workout routine, and any information regarding what drugs or supplements he might take. The drug part is something she’s after. In Elsie’s lawsuit, she accuses Ryan of abusing drugs such as “cocaine, ecstasy, psychedelic mushrooms, and steroids.” She also claims she’d like to see records from 2017 in which she allegedly encouraged Ryan to cut back on the drugs.
Elsie believes this is all relevant because it demonstrates Ryan’s ability “before, during and after the alleged incident to recollect the incident correctly.” She also says the records would exhibit his judgment and decision-making abilities. Because Ryan hasn’t turned anything over, Elsie’s team has requested Ryan be sanctioned $3160 as punishment.
Ryan hasn’t responded to Elsie’s accusations that he’s got more drugs his system than the sewer line under Studio 54. It’s probably in his best interest to continue to deny it all. Or at least the part about mushrooms. That’s probably the least believable. I don’t mean to stereotype, but I just internet searched “Ryan Phillippe + baja hoodie, devil sticks,” and it came up empty. I’m sure that’s an air-tight argument that would definitely hold up in court.