On June 19, a woman by the name of Gabby (“itsgabby” on Twitter) tweeted out a series of paragraphs/photos, and captioned it: “My story with ansel elgort”.
To summarize, the paragraphs mentioned that when Gabby was 17, she sent a message to Elgort. He responded with his snapchat, and they soon met in person.
Elgort was 20 years old at the time, and according to Gabby, when they were together in person, things quickly heated up. The two became intimate, and since it was Gabby’s first time, she stated that it was extremely painful for her. She allegedly asked Elgort to stop, and his response was, “we need to break you in”.
Gabby mentioned that the incident has left her with PTSD, and it follows her to this day. She has since deleted her Twitter account. However, the post quickly went viral, and Ansel was faced with a lot of backlash and hate (so much so, that the actor/musician came out with a formal response on Instagram).
Two days ago, the “Fault In Our Stars” actor posted the following statement on Instagram:
While he did admit that he had previous relations with Gabby, he stated that the relationship was entirely consensual, and denies all sexual assault allegations.
The comment section is filled with angry fans who refuse to believe the musician’s story/apology.
Many are accusing Elgort of “gaslighting” the situation.
According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, the definition of “gaslighting” is:
“to attempt to make (someone) believe that he or she is going insane (as by subjecting that person to a series of experiences that have no rational explanation)”
It has not been confirmed as to whether or not an open investigation is going on, regarding these allegations.