Cole Sprouse Denies Allegations And Calls Assault Accusations Against Him And ‘Riverdale’ Cast Members ‘False’ – Cole Sprouse, who essays the role of Jughead Jones in Netflix’s thriller series ‘Riverdale,’ is speaking out after being accused of sexual assault by an anonymous Twitter account.
Cole Sprouse Denies Allegations And Calls Assault Accusations Against Him And ‘Riverdale’ Cast Members ‘False’:
Over the weekend, anonymous Twitter accounts detailed allegations of sexual assault against Cole Sprouse, as well as co-stars Lili Reinhart, KJ Apa and Vanessa Morgan.
Cole Sprouse, 27, was accused on Twitter on Sunday of sexually assaulting a woman at a party in 2013. Both Cole and his co-star and ex Lili Reinhart say the allegations are false and made by a fake account.
Sprouse’s anonymous accuser claims she was assaulted Cole Sprouse in 2013 following a party at New York University (NYU) and went on to describe the nature of the alleged assault in series of tweets prompting Sprouse to break his silence and defend himself.
Later, the account that tweeted out the accusations against Reinhart, Morgan and KJ Apa sent out another tweet saying: “Do you see how easy it is to lie and you guys will believe it? Vanessa Morgan and Kj Apa didn’t do jack s**t. You will believe anything.”
Cole Sprouse responded to the accusations on Sunday night, saying that he and his castmates had been “falsely accused.”
‘Riverdale’ Stars Cole Sprouse And Lili Reinhart Refute Assault Allegations Made By Anonymous Twitter Accounts:
“Earlier today myself and three other cast mates were falsely accused of sexual offense by anonymous accounts on twitter,” Cole Sprouse said in the first of his three tweets, also referencing allegations about his Riverdale castmates KJ Apa, Vanessa Morgan, and Lili Reinhart.
“I take these accusations very seriously, and will be working with the right teams to get to the root of it,” Cole continued.
“False accusations do tremendous damage to victims of actual assault,” the Jughead Jones actor Cole Sprouse wrote.
“Furthermore, I would never seek to silence anybody. I encourage that people look into the accusations themselves, as the events detailed were factually untrue.” Cole explained.
Sprouse concluded his Twitter thread by writing, “This seems to be the latest claim in a series of incidents seeking to baselessly cancel my cast mates and me.”
Meanwhile, his co-star and former girlfriend Lili Reinhart quote tweeted his statement and shared her thoughts.
She wrote: “I have always taken sexual assault allegations seriously. But it was proven that this account was created specifically to create false stories about me and my cast.”
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“I can’t think of something more twisted than lying about sexual assault. It invalidates the men and women who are brave enough to come forward with the truth.”
Lili continued: “This kind of lie can ruin lives and careers- and I can call it a lie because the person who made the allegations already admitted that the stories were fabricated. We are looking into taking legal action.This kind of sick behavior only harms true survivors.”
Lili added that the accusations were “incredibly triggering” and “scary” for her because she’s “always supported survivors and believed them.”
“I hope and pray that this does not discourage real survivors from speaking out about their experiences,” Lili concluded.
In addition to the “Riverdale” cast, Justin Bieber also retweeted one of Sprouse’s messages after Bieber was accused of sexual assault by two women over the weekend. He denied the accusations, saying there was “no truth” to the “factually impossible” allegations.