If there was a scale that measured blonde actress Hollywood divorces, you might have Gwyneth Paltrow on one end, bragging about how she loves hanging out with her ex-husband so much, she invited him on her honeymoon. On the other end, you might have Reese Witherspoon, rolling her eyes about how she’s still being pulled into Ryan Phillippe’s orbit of bullshit twelve years after they got divorced. Well, technically Ryan isn’t the one doing the pulling. That would be Elsie Hewitt, Ryan’s former girlfriend and the woman suing him for assault.
This situation goes back almost two years ago, when Elsie sued Ryan for $1 million, alleging he got violent with her and threw her down the stairs when she went to his home to retrieve some of her things after they broke up. She also accused Ryan of being addicted to shrooms, coke, ecstacy, and steroids. Ryan responded by calling Elsie a liar and said he’s a staunch supporter of women. Ryan also accused Elsie of being out for an easy payday. It got messier when Ryan filed a counter-suit accusing Elsie of extortion, and Elsie’s side claimed they had a witness who will corroborate her story.
The Blast is now reporting that a court trial is happening on October 15th. They claim that Elsie has a list of witnesses that she’d like called during the trial, and one of them is Reese Witherspoon.
The Blast says that Reese will be called by Elsie’s lawyers to testify on October 15th. Ryan’s side also reportedly wants to cross-examine Reese. Reese has been scheduled for one hour in court. Other witnesses include Ryan’s ex-girlfriend Paulina Slagter. Ryan tried to have Reese blocked from testifying, but it’s clear his efforts were unsuccessful. Ryan reportedly tried to argue that Reese had nothing to do with the situation, and wasn’t sure how the testimony from his ex-wife of 12 years was relevant. He also reportedly tried to have Paulina blocked from testifying as well.
I’m not sure what questions Reese will be asked if she shows up to testify, but it will probably be standard stuff like, “Did Ryan ever get violent?” or “How many times did you smell shrooms on his breath?” Reese is a few witnesses down the line on the call sheet, which means she has plenty of time to pull out her favorite Legally Blonde courtroom costume for the occasion. My vote is for those last season Prada shoes, honey.