After an anonymous Twitter user accused actor Cole Sprouse (27, "Riverdale") of sexually harassing her at a party in 2013, he is now speaking up. Similar allegations were made against Vanessa Morgan (28), Lili Reinhart (23) and KJ Apa (23). That reports, among other things, the US side "Entertainment Tonight". In addition to Sprouse, all three also belong to the "Riverdale" cast.
In one Tweet writes Spouse on Monday (June 22nd) : "A few hours ago, anonymous Twitter accounts wrongly accused me and three other colleagues of sex crime. I take these allegations very seriously and will work with the right teams to get to the bottom of it."
In one he writes another contribution: "False allegations do immense harm to real victims of abuse. Furthermore, I would never try to silence anyone. I encourage people to investigate the allegations themselves, since the events described are factually untrue." In a third tweeSprouse added, "This appears to be another allegation of a series of incidents aimed at 'cancelling' me and my colleagues for no reason."
Lili Reinhart: "This kind of lie can destroy lives and careers"
Colleagues Lili Reinhart and Vanessa Morgan, who were also accused, also spoke up on Monday afternoon regarding the allegations. Reinhart shared Sprouses tweets and wrote: "I have always taken allegations of abuse seriously, but it is proven that this account was created specifically to create untrue stories about me and my colleagues." You couldn't think of anything more vicious than lying about abuse, since it defeats men and women who are brave enough to tell the truth.
The actress continues to write in another tweet: "This kind of lie can destroy lives and careers. And I can call it a lie because the person who made the allegations already admitted that they were made up." You are now considering whether to take legal action, says Reinhart.
Madeleine Petsch: "This is disgusting"
"Riverdale" co-star Madelaine Petsch (25) also wrote a tweetTo defend her colleagues: "As someone who has been sexually harassed, I find it deeply worrying that someone thinks it is okay to wrongly accuse someone of sexual abuse. That is why real allegations often fail could be taken seriously, you should be ashamed of yourself. That's disgusting. "