Twitterverse was in mayhem recently after “dubious” sexual allegations were posted all within the same day against four Riverdale actors—Cole Sprouse, Vanessa Morgan, Lili Reinhart, and KJ Apa.
The allegation on Sprouse, in particular, by a newly set up Twitter account was talking about a story that supposedly happened several years ago.
I want to tell about my sexual abuse by cole sprouse. It was at a party in 2013 when cole was at nyu. I was invited to one of his parties by a mutual friend, he came up during the party and started flirting with me and obviously I was flattered, we talked for quite a while,
— Victoria (@Victori66680029) June 21, 2020
The other allegations over the other cast members have since been taken down, but not before Twitter user @sprousecabello was able to screenshot the tweets.
She was raped and abused by Vanessa Morgan, Lili Reinhart and KJ Apa, all of them part of the Riverdale Cast, minutes later, she said that it was a joke and she was just messing to prove Cole’s innocence. The IP address of the tweets (+) pic.twitter.com/2khcnRKkes
— anto | hws (@sprousecabello) June 21, 2020
Sprouse addressed the issue immediately, saying that he is taking “these accusations very seriously” and that he “will be working with the right teams to get to the root of it.”
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. (1)
— Cole M. Sprouse (@colesprouse) June 22, 2020
“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,” the actor said in the thread. “This seems to be the latest claim in a series of incidents seeking to baselessly cancel my cast mates and me.”
Reinhart retweeted Sprouse’s post, and made her own thread as well.
“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-,” Reinhart said.
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- https://t.co/qcZMXYPNLQ
— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) June 22, 2020
Fans went on a Twitter spree, showing support for the actors over the seemingly obvious false accusations.
I'm sorry but I don't believe it this one. Cole ligit defended multiple girls from guys who wanted to assult them and his friends who we can actually trust confirmed that. You just want clout. You made the account today, you have no profile picture and never tweeted before today.
— 𝓛𝓮𝓪 / 17 (@lilireqinhart) June 21, 2020
it’s awful that people think it’s okay to make false claims to get people “cancelled” (which may i add cancel culture is so toxic). i’m so sorry to you and the rest of the cast. none of you deserve it. ily lots
— em🍒 (@shiningmulti) June 22, 2020
This cancel culture on Twitter is becoming so toxic already, TBH.