Ansel Elgort has responded to allegations that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl back in 2014. The 26-year-old actor took to Instagram to release a statement after a girl named Gabby alleged on Twitter that he assaulted her.
“I was distressed to see the social media posts about me that have been circulating in the past 24 hours,” Ansel wrote. “I cannot claim to understand Gabby’s feelings but her description of events is simply not what happened. I have never and would never assault anyone.” The day before, Gabby detailed an alleged situation that occurred after meeting Ansel online. The account where the story was posted has now been deleted.
Ansel continued to share his side of his relationship with Gabby, saying that it was “entirely consensual,” and concluded: “As I look back at my attitude, I am disgusted and deeply ashamed of the way I acted. I am truly sorry. I know I must continue to reflect, learn, and work to grow in empathy.”
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