Recast Ansel Elgort in Tokyo Vice

Recast Ansel Elgort in Tokyo Vice

June 7, 2022
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Started by Ash Paigey

Ansel Elgort is an American Actor who was credibly accused of sexual assault and pursuing underage girls in June 2020.

"On June 19, 2020, a Twitter user accused Elgort of sexually assaulting her in 2014 when she was 17 and he was 20. “I didn’t think he’d ever see my dm I was just a kid and was a fan of him,” she wrote in a since-deleted statement. She said she was “sobbing in pain” and did not want to have sex and Elgort told her "We need to break you in." Allegedly, Elgort had known it was her first time having sex.

The user further alleged that Elgort told her she would be “a beautiful young lady” once she was older, and said he asked her for nudes and proposed a threesome with a friend of hers who was allegedly also underage. She added that she now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and panic attacks and is in therapy. “Finally I’m ready to talk about it and finally heal,” she said in 2020, adding that she wanted other girls who had gone through the same experience with Elgort to know they were not alone.

Along with her written statement, she shared a photo of herself with Elgort and a screenshot of DMs from 2014 that allegedly shows Elgort giving her his personal Snapchat username, itsansolo. (Ansolo is Elgort’s DJ moniker.)

On the same day, June 19, two other women tweeted screenshots that appeared to link Elgort to the same private username, itsansolo. User @Caelyn_Brooke wrote that Elgort told her to Snapchat him when she was 15, and that she “didn’t think anything of it until now.”

In a since-deleted tweet, another user sharedscreenshots of Elgort allegedly messaging her from his private Snapchat account to tell her he had never hooked up with a fan before. She claimed that Elgort had known that the age of consent in Georgia was 16, which was how old she was when she went on two dates with him. She added that she felt lucky that she met him in public and not alone. “At the age of 16, I was not aware how predatory and creepy this behavior was. Now as a woman in her 20s, I see this for what it is,” she said in a since-deleted thread about the actor’s alleged behavior.

Also on June 19, another user shared allegationsin a now-deleted tweet that Elgort sent her dick pics on Twitter when she was an eighth-grader in 2014. Describing his actions as “predatory,” she claimed that their interactions had become sexual soon after he followed her fan account. “I was 14, I had NO idea what was going on, and I was terrified,” she wrote.

Meanwhile, an allegation initially posted on April 1, 2020 — months before the sexual-assault accusation went viral — also began recirculating as people translated the originally French tweetinto English. The tweet was directed at Elgort because user @steeeeerr said she knew he still followed her. In it, she asked if he remembered sending her messages when she was 15 and he was 21. The attached screenshots allegedly showed Elgort telling her over Snapchat that he wanted her to come to his hotel room the next time he was in London, and that he could get in trouble if she told people he wanted to kiss her. She also posted a screenshot allegedly of Elgort asking if she wanted to send him “something sexy.”

All of these women had some sort of evidence to corroborate with their claims.

In his response he acknowledged that he had a relationship with Gabby who was allegedly barely 17 years old at the time. He apologized for breaking up with her in an immature way but doesn't acknowledge anything else from her Twitter post. She expressed that she was uncomfortable with the age difference and power dynamic but Ansel hasn't apologized. He hasn't shown any public remorse for her actual feelings and only apologized for things she did not complain about.

Just two years later he now stars in a critically acclaimed HBO max series Tokyo Vice. It's been renewed for season two.

The people who are publicly named to be apart of the show are Michael Mann, J.T Rogers, Joey Chavez, Jake Adelstein, Alan Poul, Brad Kane, Destin Daniel Cretton, Ken Watanabe, Kayo Washio, John Lesher, and Emily Gerson Saines. 

Sign this petition if you think he should be re-cast.


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