Camila Mendes is defending her “Riverdale” co-stars recently accused of sexual assault.
“Someone telling me that someone would do something like that to prove a point? It seems so trivial, “Mendes said on SiriusXM’s” The Jess Cagle Show “on Tuesday.
“Did you really go that far? Not only damaging the integrity of the #MeToo movement, but potentially damaging these people’s careers and lives? Doing that to clarify how easily people believe things is too late for me. “
Mendes also defended his colleagues on Monday via Instagram.
“It is incredibly destructive to falsely accuse people of sexual assault,” Mendes shared. “Whatever point this person was trying to make about how quickly people believe what they read, it wasn’t worth harming the integrity of the movement myself.”
The CW star continued: “It is disgusting and does not prove anything except that there are twisted people in this world who are not concerned with the consequences of their harmful actions.”
“Riverdale” co-stars Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse and KJ Apa have faced sexual assault allegations of anonymous people on social media. On Sunday, a woman named Victoria claimed on Twitter that Sprouse “became aggressive” in her room after a party in her New York University dorm. Another woman showed up on Monday to accuse Reinhart of groping her while taking a photo of a fan together.
“It overrides men and women who are brave enough to present the truth,” Reinhart, 23, tweeted in response to the allegations. “This type of lie can ruin lives and careers, and I can call it a lie because the person who made the allegations has already admitted that the stories were made up.”
The “Hustlers” actress also retweeted one of Sprouse’s tweets stating that the cast and their teams were investigating the source of the false claims, adding: “I have always taken allegations of sexual assault seriously. But it was shown that this The account was created specifically to create false stories about myself and my cast. I can’t think of anything more twisted than lying about sexual assault. “