Following the allegations that Ryan Phillippe had brutally beaten his former girlfriend Elsie Hewitt, the 43-year-old actor is suing her.
The One Life to Live star filed the documents on November 17 as a response to Elsie's own lawsuit that claimed he had been abusive toward her.
In September, the 21-year-old model sued Ryan, alleging that he physically assaulted her in a drunken rage while at his home in early July.
Actor Ryan Phillippe Accuses Ex-Girlfriend Elsie Hewitt of Trying to Extort Him
Elsie, who is seeking $1 million, claimed that the Wish Upon actor punched and kicked her and even threw her down a flight of stairs during the incident.
In court documents obtained, Ryan lawsuit denies the allegations, claiming her ex-girlfriend “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 modeling career.
The filing additionally claims;
Hewitt, by contrast, broke into Phillippe’s home in the middle of the night without permission, and has now fabricated a story in an unjustified attempt to extort money from Phillippe and gain publicity for herself and her modelling career,
The papers added;
Phillippe strongly believes there is no justification for domestic violence of any kind, and realises that such claims — even baseless ones like those made by Hewitt — need to be investigated by law enforcement in order to protect people who (unlike Hewitt) are victims,
Ryan also said that he intends to seek legal action against Elsie for damaging his reputation once her lawsuit is dismissed.