Ryan Phillippe Reportedly Hired OJ Simpson's Defense Attorney to Handle His Domestic Violence Lawsuit

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Well, this is interesting. Ryan Phillippe reportedly hired OJ Simpson's defense attorney to help clear his name as the actor faces a $1 million domestic violence lawsuit brought on by his ex-girlfriend, 21-year-old model Elsie Hewitt.

  • Ryan took to Twitter last month to profess his innocence one day after his ex filed a civil lawsuit based on some pretty disturbing claims.

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    "I am saddened and disgusted by the false allegations being circulated about me. At the time of these allegations were initially made, I fully cooperated with law enforcement and a thorough investigation was conducted," the 43-year-old wrote in a personal statement shared on Twitter.

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    ".... Domestic violence is a very real and tragic issue faced by many women the world over and should never be used to vengefully slander or as a ploy for monetary gain. This is wrong. This is not who I am. Every one of my accuser's allegations are false."

    Elsie's lawsuit claims Ryan hit and kicked her before he "violently threw her down his staircase" during an alleged Fourth of July incident at the actor's house. The 21-year-old model sought treatment at a hospital for her abrasions shortly after the reported incident and was granted an emergency police order of protection.

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  • And now, it looks like the "Shooter" star is ready to head to court with attorney Shawn Holley, who's no stranger to Hollywood or controversial cases.

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    RadarOnline.com exclusively reports Ryan hired Shawn Holley to help him win. The outlet also notes Keith Fink, Elsie's lawyer, says there are "no updates" in the case amid news that Ryan allegedly secured high-profile counsel.

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  • Holley was a part of OJ Simpson's "Dream Team" and helped the athlete get a "not guilty" verdict during his '90s double murder trial.

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  • She also happens to be the Kardashians' family lawyer and has worked with a long list of celebrities including Lindsay Lohan and Justin Bieber.

    You might remember Shawn Holley worked with Robert Kardashian, whom news outlets claim she had an affair with.

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  • Who knows what will come of this case. One thing, however, is quite clear: It's pretty crazy.

    Like, for real.

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