If you’re a Hollywood star, you’ve most likely hooked up with a gorgeous young model or two. But that hot and fast lifestyle can go in some dark directions. Just ask Ryan Phillippe, whose ex-girlfriend Elsie Hewitt filed a lawsuit asking the actor for $1 million, claiming he abuses “cocaine, ecstasy, psychedelic mushrooms and steroids” and has severely beaten her.
In the suit, she says she went to the actor’s house on July 4 and found him extremely intoxicated. After they talked, he allegedly “grabbed her upper arm so hard it left heavy bruises,” and “violently threw her down the stairs as hard as he could.” She also claims that Phillippe picked her up before throwing her down the stairs a second time, and screamed “Get the f*** out of my house you crazy c**t.”
However, several sources close to Ryan have told various media outlets that he did not lay a hand on her, and that she was actually the one intoxicated and as he attempted to remove her from his house, she “fell and hurt herself.” Messy.
Hewitt’s lawyer claims in court documents that her client is “a rising model with a massive social media presence.” Yep, the girl is an Instababe, with 400,000 followers. Here are seven more things you should know about Phillippe’s ex.
1. OK, she’s a bit more than “just an Instamodel.” Hewitt has modeled professionally for big brands and publications like Guess and Playboy.
2. She’s an actress, too. According to her IMDb page, she had credits on the 2014 fantasy/horror project, Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? She previously appeared in Underwater, in 2013.
3. She’s rocking a bangin’ bod. We know, that’s obvious if she’s a model. But if you need receipts, according to her Aston Models page, she is 5’10,” her dress size is 2, bust size is 34 B, and waist is 23.5.
4. She hangs with some A-list people. Like Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger. She actually celebrated her 21st birthday with him.
5. Some of her BFFs are a part of the young Hollywood crew, too. She went to this year’s Kids Choice Awards with Justin Bieber’s ex-fling Chantel Jeffries. She’s also buddies with Nickelodeon teen star Josh Peck.
6. She obviously digs older dudes. She is only 21, and Phillippe is 43.
7. She’s into music festivals. She was actually first spotted with Phillippe at Coachella earlier this year.
Of course, while all this drama was going on, Phillippe’s ex-wife, Reese Witherspoon, was busy winning an Emmy for Big Little Lies. Safe to say she’s had a slightly better summer.