Model Elsie Hewitt's $1 Million Physical Assault Lawsuit Against Ex-Boyfriend Ryan Phillippe Moves Forward

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Who Is Elsie Hewitt? New Details On The 23-Year-Old Model Suing Ryan Phillippe

Remember when 44-year-old Ryan Phillippe was dating a model barely out of her teens? Well that model is 23-year-old Elsie Hewitt and now she's suing him. She alleges that Phillippe kicked her, punched her and threw her down a flight of stairs. In the suit, she said that the Cruel Intentions star "grabbed her upper arm so tightly that his grip left heavy bruises on her arm hours later. He then braced his body and threw her down the staircase as hard as he could. Back in September 2017, Hewitt filed a $1 million lawsuit against Phillippe for assault, battery and the intentional infliction of emotional distress. Of course, Phillippe denies all of the allegations against him and has told his side of the story, which we will get to shortly. Who is Elsie Hewitt?

1. She's a Playboy Playmate

Her attorney describes Hewitt in court documents as "a rising model with a massive social media presence." Hewitt has modeled for Guess. She was also Playboy's Miss June 2017. She shared the snap of her centerfold on her Instagram. She held the naked photo of herself while wearing a lacy bra and panties. 

2. She's from London

Elsie Hewitt was born in London and lived there until she was 10 when she moved to Los Angeles. In her Playboy interview she told the magazine she's "totally independent" and has been working since she was 15.

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3. She's an actress

Hewitt told Playboy that her favorite actors are Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton and Faye Dunaway. She appeared in 2014's Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend alongside Bella Thorne and Ryan Ochoa. She also starred in a short video in 2013 called Underwater. In May, Variety revealed that Hewitt will star alongside Cristian Oliveras in the television show Turnt. The new show is a teen soap about romance in the time of social media. 

4. She can eat

Hewitt may be a model, but girlfriend can eat! The only thing that appears on her Instagram almost as much as scantily-clad photos of herself is food pictures. She told Playboy: “My favorite thing is going to restaurants to eat. Italian food is probably my favorite, especially pasta. I also love a really good steak. I like filet mignon with béarnaise sauce. And I have a huge sweet tooth. I love desserts. I love food."

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5. She met Mick Jagger

Elsie Hewitt didn't just meet Mick Jagger, she celebrated her 21st birthday in March with him. She shared a snap of the moment, captioning it: "My n mick at my 21st."

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6. Ryan's side of things

Phillippe claims that Hewit is trying to extort him. He insists he did not assault her, he "attempted to pick her up like a baby." Phillippe was deposed by Hewitt's lawyers in relation to her suit against him. He said: “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.”

Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. She is deeply devoted to her chocolate Labrador and an avid long distance runner. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.