Percy Hynes White from Netflixis the big hit show Wednesday comments on his allegations of sexual misconduct.
In case you didn’t know, the 21-year-old actor, best known for his role as Xavier Thorpe on the show, was hit with some disturbing sexual assault allegations in January. The now-deleted tweets alleged that he assaulted several women at a Toronto party he threw. Accordingly diversityThe tweet thread even claimed he drugged underage girls and then had sex with them:
“He stalked my boyfriend who was 13/14 at the time, had sex with him, abused him and got him high. The last time I knew they had sex she was 16 and he was 20. He attacked me at one of those parties when I was too drunk and he cornered, pressured and attacked several of my friends .”
Yes, just terrible. And it got really bad, folks. #CancelPercy continued Twitter worldwide when fans started attacking him Wednesday co-star Jenna Ortega for continuing to be friends with him. Fans then demanded his removal from the upcoming second season of the series.
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But now Percy is making his own statement – and six months later he’s saying those horrifying allegations aren’t true.
On Tuesday, The gifted star increased Instagram to contribute to this matter and write about his stories:
“Hi everyone. I have something I need to get clear. Earlier this year, someone I’ve never met started a campaign online with misinformation about me. Because of this, my family was drugged and my friends received death threats. Photographs of underage me were used and examples of my role portrayed as hateful. My friend Jane was misrepresented as a victim and her attempts to clarify the matter were ignored. She gave me permission to include her in this message.”
He continued that these now-deleted allegations were “false” and that the “misinformation” being circulated against him and those close to him was “harmful”:
“The rumors are false. I cannot accept being portrayed as someone who is bigoted or who grossly neglects the safety of others. These are unsubstantiated, harmful claims that can instill suspicion in victims. It is very disturbing to know that this misinformation has angered people.”
At the end of his statement, he said Pretty tough cases Alum thanked those who stood up for him:
“I am truly grateful to everyone who stood by me and helped spread the facts. Please stop harassing my family, friends and co-workers. Thank you for taking the time to read this.”
You can see his full statement here:
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