Ansel Elgort, star of the upcoming movie revival of “West Side Story” has taken to Instagram to refute an accusation of rape. A Twitter poster named “Gabby” alleged on Friday that Elgort had raped her when he was 20 and she was 17, six years ago. She recounted her story and added little evidence except a photo of the two together and some texts. Twitter blew up with #MeToo and “Cancel” proclamations.
Now Elgort says they had a consensual relationship, that he handled the end of it badly. “I have never and would never assault anyone,” he writes.
Will it end here? We’ll wait and see.