Percy Hynes White Has Broken His Silence On Allegations Of Sexual Assault By Multiple Women

CONTENT WARNING: This article discusses sexual assault.

Netflix star Percy Hynes White, who is best known for playing the love interest in hit show Wednesday, has finally broken his silence about the sexual assault allegations against him four months after the allegations originally surfaced online.

In February, a slew of women came forward with sexual assault allegations on Twitter. The accusers claimed to have known White, 21, during his time in high school in Toronto, and alleged the incidents they described took place when he was aged between 17 and 20.

On Wednesday morning, White took to his Instagram Stories to address the incident for his 4.3 million followers.

“Hi everyone. There’s something I need to clarify,” he began.

“Earlier this year, somebody I’ve never met started a campaign of misinformation about me online. Because of this, my family has been doxxed, and my friends have received death threats.

“Underage photos of me were used, and examples of me acting in character were presented as hateful. My friend Jane was falsely portrayed as a victim, and her attempts to set the record straight have been ignored. She gave me permission to include her in this message,” he wrote.

“The rumours are false. I can’t accept the portrayal of me as someone bigoted, or criminally negligent of people’s safety. These are the kind of baseless, harmful claims that can create mistrust toward victims.

“It’s very distressing to know that this misinformation has upset people. I’m really thankful for everyone who’s stood by me and helped share the facts. Harassment of my family, friends, and coworkers needs to stop, please.”

He concluded by thanking the people who have stood by him and signing off “Percy”.

(Image Source: Percy Hynes White @percy)

ICYMI, the allegations were first aired by Twitter user @milkievich, who posted a thread where she claimed White’s group of friends would throw parties where they would “explicitly invite women they thought were hot so they could get them drunk and high enough to have sex with them”.

The woman alleged White “assaulted” her at one of the parties when she “was too drunk”. She also claimed he had “rape allegations against him” but did not give more specific details on who had made these allegations. She also claimed White “pressured and assaulted multiple of [her] friends”, “shared nudes online against girls’ wills” and called women abusive names.

She also claimed one of the girls she was referring to had tried to report the incident to police but her statement wasn’t taken.

The explosive allegations were posted under the hashtag #cancelpercy, which attracted much attention from his fanbase.

Others have since chimed in with allegations of their own.

“Knowing what he’s done to me and other women is disgusting,” one person under the name Karis Bishop-Clarke (@karissbs) tweeted cryptically.

“He let me get raped in his basement, and when he called me about it he was most worried about the police and not if I was okay,” another woman named Desirée (@desireecameron) alleged in a tweet.

Another account under the name Joshua (@SfmJoshua) claimed the parties were real and said his previous girlfriends had spoken about them in the past.

“I’ve been around him and his friends growing up and have had multiple girlfriends tell me the awful things they would do to them,” he wrote.

“Would also go to some of his parties and witness a few girls going upstairs… Once upstairs they would occasionally lock the doors. It was only till the week after that I would hear the stories…”.

The #cancelpercy hashtag has since grown and “Percy” was trending on Twitter.

Days after these allegations, Twitter account Pop Faction (@PopFactions) alleged Hynes White’s Instagram account followed and liked the posts of a white supremacist page.

(Source: Twitter / Pop Faction @PopFactionMedia)

Twitter user @LORDLUMAX also shared a TikTok which they claimed was of Hynes White saying racist slurs and acting out bashing a Black person.

PEDESTRIAN.TV has reached out to Percy Hynes White’s reps for comment when the allegations first came to light but did not receive a reply.

(Image Credit: Getty / Randy Shropshire)

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