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Cole Sprouse denies sexual assault allegations and says claims against him and Riverdale co-stars are ‘false’


Cole Sprouse has responded to claims of sexual misconduct made by an anonymous Twitter account (Picture: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Riverdale star Cole Sprouse has spoken out to deny all allegations of his involvement in alleged sexual abuse and sexual harassment.

The actor – who was also supported by his ex-girlfriend Lili Reinhart – took to Twitter after accusations were made by an anonymous account.

Cole, 27, wrote in a series of tweets: ‘Earlier today myself and three other cast mates were falsely accused of sexual offense by anonymous accounts on twitter. I take these accusations very seriously, and will be working with the right teams to get to the root of it.

‘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.’

He concluded: ‘This seems to be the latest claim in a series of incidents seeking to baselessly cancel my cast mates and me.’

Meanwhile, his co-star and former girlfriend Lili quote tweeted his statement and shared her thoughts.

She wrote: ‘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.

‘I can’t think of something more twisted than lying about sexual assault. It invalidates the men and women who are brave enough to come forward with the truth.’

Lili 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. We are looking into taking legal action.

‘This kind of sick behavior only harms true survivors. This was incredibly triggering for me and scary because I’ve always supported survivors and believed them.’

She concluded: ‘I hope and pray that this does not discourage real survivors from speaking out about their experiences.’

It came after a newly created Twitter account with the handle @Victori66680029 accused Sprouse of ‘fondling’ her breasts at a party in 2013 in a series of tweets.

Fans of the Riverdale actor quickly came to his defence, calling the allegations fake and pointing out similarities between other accounts accusing his costars Vanessa Morgan, Lili Reinhart, and KJ Apa of sexual assault and harassment.

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