Ansel Elgort accused of sexually assaulting 17-year-old
A young woman, who refrained from revealing her last name, posted a lengthy post, alleging that she was sexually assaulted and shared pictures as proof
The Fault In Our Stars actor Ansel Elgort has been accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl in 2014. Elgort is set to appear next in Disney's West Side Story remake.
A young woman named Gabby took to Twitter to claim that she first began messaging the 26-year-old actor shortly before her 17th birthday, and he responded to her on the social media platform Snapchat. Her Twitter account is now unavailable.
Gabby, who refrained from revealing her last name, posted a lengthy post, alleging that she was "sobbing and in pain" during the alleged assault episode involving the Hollywood star.
"I was sexually assaulted a couple days after I just turned 17. I was only f**king 17. And he was in his 20s. He knew what he was doing. I'm not posting this to 'clout chase' because I simply don't care for that. I'm posting this so I can finally heal and I know I'm not alone and he's done this to other girls," she began.
After describing the assault, she added, "He not only did that but asked me for nudes. I was only 17. As well as asked to have a threesome with me and one of my 'dance friends' they were as well underage and I didn't tell anyone because he said it could 'ruin his career'. I sat there for months wondering what I did wrong. Wondering why I felt so used. Years later I have PTSD, I have panic attacks I go to therapy. Finally I'm ready to talk about it and finally heal. I just want to heal and I want to tell other girls who have been through the same s**t as me, you're not alone."
"There so much more to my story I simply don't want to post it all. I will tweet screenshots and pictures of me and him down below," she said, sharing pictures as proof. In one image, a girl is seen covering her face with her hand as she poses with a man who appears to be Elgort. Another shows a direct message exchange, which she claims was between herself and Elgort.
In a separate tweet, she wrote: "It's a lot for me to post this but I think it's time I finally talk about my story of me being sexually assaulted. I need to heal and I want others to know they're not alone."
A different account, which seems to belong to someone called Esther, tweeted in April earlier this year, claiming she connected with Elgort through Snapchat. She claims she was 15 at the time of the digital exchange, and Elgort was 21.
Elgort or his representatives are yet to respond.