15Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart spoke out after they and other castmates from the CW show “Riverdale” had been accused of sexual assault or harassment from anonymous Twitter accounts on Sunday, allegations they state.
On Sunday, Sprouse, 27, addressed the allegations, citing on Twitter: “Earlier this day, myself and three other solid mates had been falsely accused of sexual offense by anonymous accounts on twitter. I consume these accusations very seriously, and will likely be working with the upright teams to receive to the root of it.”
The “Suite Existence of Zack & Cody” actor persevered: “Faux accusations win good damage to victims of staunch assault. Furthermore, I’d never see to silence anyone. I encourage that folks see into the accusations themselves, as the events detailed had been factually spurious.”
“This appears to be the latest recount in a chain of incidents in search of to baselessly assassinate my solid mates and me,” Sprouse ended his message.
Reinhart, 23, retweeted Sprouse’s tweets and added: “I even bear continuously taken sexual assault allegations seriously. But it changed into as soon as confirmed that this narrative changed into as soon as created particularly to impact faux tales about me and my solid.”
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She persevered: “I will’ t keep in mind something more crooked than lying about sexual assault. It invalidates the girls and men who’re courageous sufficient to achieve wait on ahead with the actual fact. This invention of a lie can damage lives and careers, and I will name it a lie attributable to the person that made the allegations already admitted that the tales had been fabricated.”
Reinhart also stated they are “looking into taking licensed motion” and known as the claims “triggering” and unpleasant for survivors of sexual assault. “I am hoping and pray that this would no longer discourage staunch survivors from talking out about their experiences,” she concluded.
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Earlier on Sunday, a Twitter narrative, which has since been deleted, accused Sprouse of assaulting her at an NYU receive together in 2013. Fixed with Us Weekly, “Riverdale” stars Vanessa Morgan and KJ Apa had also been accused of sexual misconduct allegations on other anonymous Twitter pages.
Morgan retweeted Sprouse’s thread however has no longer but publicly commented. Apa has no longer made any feedback referring to the accusations both.
“Riverdale” castmate Madelaine Petsch also spoke out referring to the claims against her co-stars, citing on her Instagram Tale (by the strategy of E! Recordsdata): “At the moment it changed into as soon as brought to my consideration that four of my castmates had been falsely accused of sexual assault and I’m if truth be told in doubt as to why somebody would ever judge that that is a good sufficient part to win.”
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She also tweeted: “As someone who has been sexually assaulted, I am deeply fearful that somebody thinks that it is miles k to falsely accuse someone of sexual assault. Right here is why staunch assault allegations can customarily no longer be taken seriously, you wish to be ashamed. Right here is disgusting.”
Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse attain at the premiere of CBS Movies’ ‘Five Feet Apart’ at the Fox Bruin Theatre on March 07, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif.
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On Sunday, a Twitter narrative posted a thread of screenshots of the accusations, and in a single of the screenshotted tweets, an accuser alluded to growing faux claims. They wrote, “Peruse how easy it is miles to lie, and also you guys will give it some thought?”
The sexual assault allegations against the “Riverdale” stars came about in the identical week Justin Bieber and Ansel Elgort had been accused of the same accounts on Twitter. Elgort denied the accusations and stated, “I had a short, licensed and entirely consensual relationship.” For Bieber’s phase, he also denied the accusations and stated, “there might possibly be no longer always any fact to this fable.”
Ought to you or someone you know is struggling from abuse, please contact the Nationwide Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.