Ryan Phillippe claims he didn’t throw his ex-girlfriend down a staircase

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In September 2017, Ryan Phillippe’s ex-girlfriend Elsie Hewitt filed a civil suit against him following their breakup. Their relationship was brief – just about three months over the summer of 2017, when Ryan was 43 and Elsie was 21. They got into a fight at a party and he left her at the party. Later that night, she entered Ryan’s house with a friend to retrieve her belongings. She claimed that Ryan violently attacked her and threw her down a flight of stairs. Ryan made a lot of noise about how he would countersue Elsie for defamation, but nothing came of that, how interesting. Well, Elsie civil suit is still happening and The Blast has some details from Ryan’s deposition:

Ryan Phillippe presented his side of the story about the night he allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend, giving details in his own words of what went down, that led her to sue him. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Phillippe was deposed by lawyers for Elsie Hewitt, the girlfriend who claims he assaulted her after a party in July 2017.

Hewitt’s lawsuit described the incident by claiming he first “violently threw her down his staircase as hard he could.” After she got up, Hewitt then claims that Phillippe “picked Hewitt up like a doll and tossed her down the stairs.”

In his deposition, Ryan Phillippe said of the night of the incident, “You know, this was an impasse. Nothing was changing. And she was refusing to leave until she got into the bedroom. And at one point, I thought that I was going to try to remove her from the premises and set her outside and close the door. Because I didn’t know what else to do. And at that point, it hadn’t occurred to me to call the cops. I’m a famous person. I didn’t want to bring that kind of attention to me and my house. And so I attempted to pick her up like a baby. Carrying. Like a child. With one arm under the back and one arm under the legs. And she was flailing. And I made it one step, and I fell back on my bottom, holding her. And that was it.”

Hewitt was with a friend that evening who backed up her version of events. The friend, who wished to remain anonymous, told The Blast a few months after the incident that Phillippe “picked her up like a baby and tossed her down the stairs.”

[From The Blast]

I mean… if you’re that upset that your girlfriend entered your home, just call the cops. It would have preferable for the cops to suss out this domestic situation rather than deciding to Hulk-rage and pick her up like a baby. I’m saying that as someone who always believed Elsie’s story though – her friend always backed up Elsie’s version of events, and I’ve believed for some time now that Ryan has some rage issues. Hm.

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  1. Rapunzel says:

    I’ve always wondered how Reese put up with him. Or if he changed after their divorce. Can’t decide if he has always been a douche or if it’s a recent thing because he’s pissed he’s been on a downward trajectory since divorcing his more famous wife.

    • Mia4s says:

      Well on one hand she was really young when they got together and had their first kid….and on the other hand remember her drunken ranting at a police officer after her new husband’s DUI? 😒

      Perhaps they were a better match than we think.

    • Des says:

      didn’t he cheat on her for years? and she was ridiculously young to have married when they got together in the first place.

      • Eyeroll says:

        Didn’t know it was for years. I just remember it being public after she filed for divorce that he cheated with some actress he did a movie with. What’s with all these guys and cheating? It’s hard for me to think of regular guys I know who haven’t cheated much less famous ones.

      • Starkiller says:

        It’s sort of insane to me, how we infantilise adults these days. Reese was 23 when they got married. That is not “ridiculously young” to get married, or have child, by any stretch of the imagination.

  2. Frida_K says:

    Well, when you are 43 and you’re having flings with 21 year olds and there’s so much drama that you have a fight at a party and flounce out…hm. And then the 21 year old and her buddy come over to your house for a little more drama….hm.

    I don’t know, but that just sounds like somebody maybe needs to grow up and start dating within their own age range, more or less.

    Of course, that would be the simple solution and when you’re a special snowflake unicorn of manly stud awesomeness who needs young girlfriends to push around and manipulate, I guess the simple solution just ain’t gonna cut it.

    • Courtney says:

      There was a drama in a relationship with a 21 year old? Of course. If he wants to continue messing with girls his daughter’s age, this is going to happen.

  3. Lori says:

    What a douche faced prick.

  4. Nicegirl says:

    My claim is that I do not smoke weed. Although others may know different of me, have been witness, that’s my claim.

    Doesn’t really hold water tho. 🖖🏽

  5. DS9 says:

    So he manhandled a grown woman but not that bad, he says…

    Oh.

    As for the comments above, he probably had the potential to be this level of abusive prick all along but I imagine it took Reese a while given how young she was to see the pattern.

  6. minx says:

    He has angry eyes, always has.

  7. Ksweet says:

    I agree; the angry comes off of him in waves, even when he’s smiling. Looks more like seething.