The cast of Riverdale is accused of sexual assault on Twitter by anonymous users.
Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart deny these accusations made on them and their castmates.
Early on Sunday, a user account named @Victori66680029 accused Cole Sprouse of sexual assault. She wrote in her tweet that Cole forced himself on her after flirting with her one evening. The user claims it happened at a party in 2013, while she was a student.
She continued saying that she left and took a shower. And she claims she did not say anything because nobody would believe her “over a rich Disney star.”
Cole Sprouse took to Twitter later that day and denied the allegations. He wrote that him and three other castmates were all falsely accused of sexual offense by anonymous accounts on Twitter. Cole assured that he will work with his team to get to the root of it as he takes these allegations very seriously.
He continued in a thread writing how false accusations do tremendouse damage to actual assault victims. “Furthermore, I would never seek to silence anybody. I encourage that people look into the accusations themselves, as the events detailed were factually untrue,” Cole wrote.
He went on to say in a series of incidents, this was the latest claims to cancel him and his castmates.
Allegations on other Riverdale castmates
An anonymous user account named @Tasha93948576 made the same accusations on Lili Reinhart, the same day. Another anonymous account @Alison41740595 made sexual assault allegations on Vanessa Morgan and KJ Apa on the same day as well.
Although Twitter screenshots of a fan account claims that @Tasha93948576 admitted that she is falsely accusing Lili, to prove how easy it is to lie.
The anonymous account @Tasha93948576 has since been deleted. The other account @Alison41740595 which accused Vanessa and KJ has been suspended.
Lili Reinhart retweeted Cole’s tweet and added her own personal statement assuring that she takes these claims seriously as well. But Lili confirms that anonymous accounts falsely accused her and her cast.
Fans of the show Riverdale, came to the stars rescue by making comparisons in the allegations made.
Lili confirmed that her team will be taking legal action against the account users. She explains this can affect true survivors. Vanessa Morgan retweeted Sprouse’s tweet.
While their friend and castmate, Madeline Petsch, came to their defense. And said that it is disturbing since she herself was a victim of sexual assault. Hearing these false allegations does not go down well with her.
A fan account named @sprousecabello tweeted screenshots of a conversation with the person who accused Lili. She wrote how easy it is to lie because you would believe anything.
“Do you see how easy it is to lie and you guys will believe it? Vanessa Morgan and KJ Apa didn’t do jack s–t. You will believe anything.”
KJ Apa has still not responded to these claims.
This comes after a user name Gabby accused Ansel Elgort of sexual assault while she was 17. Ansel came clean saying he did have a relationship with Gabby but emphasized that everything between them was consensual. He claims to not have handled the breakup well and ignored her.
Meanwhile, Justin Bieber also accused of sexual assault responded as well. The “Sorry” singer posted receipts and denied the allegations. He will also be taking legal action with his team.