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Riverdale's Madelaine Petsch Speaks Out About Her Co-Stars 'Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault'

Riverdale's Madelaine Petsch Speaks Out About Her Co-Stars 'Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault'

Madelaine Petsch is speaking out in support of her Riverdale co-stars, who were “falsely accused of sexual assault” on social media.

The 25-year-old actress took to her Instagram Story after Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart spoke out about the allegations against them.

On her Instagram Story, Madelaine said, “Today it was brought to my attention that four of my castmates were falsely accused of sexual assault and I’m really unsure as to why anyone would ever think that that’s an ok thing to do. It’s so f–king [inaudible] and hard to go through and, as someone who’s been sexually assaulted, I have no words. This is the reason why I was scared to come forward and talk about my experiences [inaudible] because I was afraid that someone would tell me that I was lying or that it didn’t actually happen and for someone to go online and falsely accuse somebody of that only to come forward a couple of hours later and say that they were lying about four different people is such a serious thing to do, like honestly, how dare you? Because this is the reason why victims are afraid to come forward in the first place. This is the reason why people don’t believe sexual assault victims and yet you’re out here doing this online.”

She added, “I am so taken aback right now. My heart is really hurting for my friends and castmates who went through this today and I hope that everyone knows how serious it is to accuse somebody of that and I hope they understand the severity of what that does to people who have actually been through that. It takes away the power from the victims who have gone through this, takes away the voices of people who want to come forward and talk about their experiences because it just validates the whole narrative that people lie about this stuff.”

Find out what Cole and Lili said in their statements about these allegations if you missed it.

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