Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart may have ignored the rumors of their breakup that spread across the Internet a few weeks ago, but when it came to such an important topic as sexual violence, the actors of “Riverdale” couldn’t keep silent.
“Today, I and three other members of the production team were unfairly accused of sexual harassment. The charges came from an anonymous Twitter account.”,
– said the 27-year-old actor.
The actor added that such false statements can harm not only those who are accused of sexual harassment, but also people who are real victims of violence.
False accusations do tremendous damage to victims of actual assault. Furthermore, I would never seek to silence anybody. I encourage that people look into the accusations themselves, as the events detailed were factually untrue. 2
— Cole M. Sprouse (@colesprouse) June 22, 2020
A message posted on the social network from an anonymous account said that Cole, Lili and two other actors – Vanessa Morgan and Kj Apa-were guilty of sexual harassment and should be punished.
A few minutes later, Lili Reinhart reposted this message in her profile, saying that they were going to sue the “prankster” who made this publication.
“The person who accused us of this has already admitted that these stories were fabricated. We’re going to sue. Such behavior harms real victims of violence.”
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. I can’t think of something more twisted than lying about sexual assault. It invalidates the men and women who are- https://t.co/qcZMXYPNLQ
— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) June 22, 2020