Ryan Phillippe is claiming self-defense in the case brought by his ex-girlfriend, saying he was only trying to prevent her from seeing another woman in his bed.
In the newly filed docs, Phillippe lays out the defense he will use during the October 15 civil trial.
Phillippe is being sued by his ex-girlfriend, Elsie Hewitt, over an alleged assault at his home.
In his docs, the actor details the night when the alleged abuse occurred. He claims to have been looking forward to hanging out with Hewitt for the long 4th of July weekend.
He talks about being disappointed when Hewitt wanted to go to a day party in Malibu. The actor even talks about her choice of outfits. He will testify being “shocked at Hewitt’s see-through outfit and became concerned that his children might see him photographed with the scantily clad young woman at Nobu – a location frequented by paparazzi.”