'The Fault in Our Stars' actor Ansel Elgort accused of sexually assaulting 17-year-old girl

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Jun 20, 2020, 12:13 PM(IST)

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The actor gained wider recognition for starring as a teenage cancer patient in the romantic drama film 'The Fault in Our Stars'.

'Fault in Our Stars' actor Ansel Elgort has been accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl in the year 2014.

The accuser took to it to her Twitter account and claimed that he had sexually assaulted her a couple of days after she turned 17. She also stated that the actor was aware of her age when he allegedly assaulted her. 

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"I was only f**king 17. And he was in his 20s. He knew what he was doing. I’m not posting this to clout chase because I simply don’t care for that. I’m posting this so I can finally heal and I know I'm not alone and he’s done this to other girls. Ansel Elgort sexually assaulted me when I was 17," she posted on her social account. 

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The girl also shared a photo of her and Elgort and a screenshot of their chat. She also claimed that Elgort urged her to never speak about the incident, ''I sat there for months wondering what I did wrong. Wondering why I felt so used. Years later I have PTSD, I have panic attacks, I go to therapy. Finally, I’m ready to talk about it and finally heal,''. 

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The actor gained wider recognition for starring as a teenage cancer patient in the romantic drama film 'The Fault in Our Stars'. The actor recently starred in the movie 'The Goldfinch' and is slated to appear in the Disney film from Steven Spielberg 'West Side Story'.

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