Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart Respond to Sexual Assault Claims Against 'Riverdale' Cast

Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart Respond to Sexual Assault Claims Against 'Riverdale' Cast

Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart have refuted the sexual assault allegations leveled against them by two anonymous Twitter accounts.

On Sunday, a woman going by the name of "Victoria" posted a tweet thread in which she claimed that Sprouse had sexually assaulted her at a party in 2013, writing that he "became aggressive and shoved [her] against the bed" before allegedly forcing himself on her.

Additionally, another anonymous account shared similar claims against Riverdaleco-stars Vanessa Morgan and KJ Apa, as well as Reinhart, who was accused of groping a fan. However, according to People, in a series of since-deleted tweets, the account followed up with the admission that they lied about Morgan and Apa.

"Do you see how easy it is to lie and you guys will believe it?" the account wrote, per fan screenshots. "Vanessa Morgan and KJ Apa didn't do jack shit. You will believe anything."

In the wake of these accusations, both Sprouse and Reinhart took to their respective Twitters to address the claims.

"I take these accusations very seriously, and we will be working with the right teams to get to the root of it," Sprouse wrote in a statement that was retweeted by Morgan. "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."

As for Reinhart, she went on to add that she "can't think of something more twisted than lying about sexual assault."

"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," she wrote, later adding she was pursuing legal action.

"It invalidates the men and women who are brave enough to come forward with the truth," she continued. "This kind of lie can ruin lives and careers – and I can call it a lie because the person who made the allegations already admitted that the stories were fabricated."

Read Reinhart's entire tweet thread, below.

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