Ryan Phillippe accused of brutally beating ex-girlfriend while 'drunk and high'

Ryan Phillippe is facing serious domestic abuse and drug allegations from his ex-girlfriend, who is going after the actor in a bombshell new lawsuit.

Model Elsie Hewitt is accusing Phillippe of abusing alcohol, illegal drugs including cocaine, ecstasy and mushrooms, and violently beating her: According to the lawsuit, Phillippe, 43, "picked Hewitt up like a doll" and threw her down a flight of stairs -- twice.

In addition, "Phillippe repeatedly grabbed Hewitt, struck her, cornered her, kicked her, and aggressively pushed her to the ground," the documents read. The incident allegedly occurred while Phillippe was "drunk and high."

Hewitt, 21, supplied a number of photographs showing bruising that she says were a result of the July 3 incident.

People cites an anonymous source who tells a different story: "Elsie showed up to Ryan’s house uninvited and under the influence a few days after he had broken up with her,” the source claims. “She physically attacked Ryan, caused a scene and refused to leave his home. As she was removed from the premises, she claims she fell and injured herself.”

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SOUTHHAMPTON,LI,NY - JULY 7: Actress Reese Witherspoon and actor Ryan Phillippe attend the 'Legally Blonde' Southhampton Premiere on July 7, 2001 at the United Artists Cinemas in Southhampton, Long Island, New York. (photo by Ron Galella/Wireimage)
Actor Ryan Phillippe and actress Reese Witherspoon attend the 'Gosford Park' New York City Premiere on December 3, 2001 at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Ryan Phillippe and actress Reese Witherspoon attend the Sixth Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards on May 9, 2000 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Reese Witherspoon and actor Ryan Phillippe attend 'The Importance of Being Earnest' New York City Premiere on May 13, 2002 at Paris Theater in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actor Ryan Phillippe and actress Reese Witherspoon attend the 'Legally Blonde' Southhampton Premiere on July 7, 2001 at the United Artists Cinemas in Southhampton, Long Island, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actor Ryan Phillippe, one of the stars of the new film "Antitrust" and wife, actress Reese Witherspoon, are interviewed at the film's premiere Janaury 10, 2001 in Los Angeles. The film also stars Rachel Leigh Cook and is about the high stakes world of computer technology and opens January 12 in the United States. FSP/RCS
Actress Reese Witherspoon and her husband Ryan Phillippe pose for photographers at the "Legally Blonde 2" premiere in New York June 30, 2003. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton PP03070001 SS
U.S. actor Ryan Phillippe and wife U.S. actress Reese Witherspoon arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Crash" at The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, April 26, 2005. REUTERS/Michael Buckner MB
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Phillippe's official camp has also issued a statement: "As a staunch advocate for the health, well-being and equality of women, Ryan is completely devastated that these false allegations have been made and circulated," a rep told E! News. "Domestic violence is an incredibly serious issue and fabricated and proven false claims should not be used to unjustly slander the falsely accused. The claims are false." 

Phillippe was previously married to Reese Witherspoon from 1999 to 2007. They share two children. Phillippe also has a third child born in 2011.

In a presumably unreleated post, Witherspoon, who won an Emmy for "Big Little Lies" on Sunday, posted an Instagram as the story gained traction online. "Today's vibe," she captioned the photo, which reads, "Positive Energy."

 

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