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Ryan Phillippe Accuser Fights His Request To Exclude Drug Evidence & Reese Testimony

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Oct. 3 2019, Updated 6:45 p.m. ET

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Ryan Phillippe has requested to exclude his alleged drug use and testimony from ex-wife Reese Witherspoon from his upcoming domestic violence trial. But alleged victim Elsie Hewitt is fighting to have a judge reject his requests, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.

In court papers obtained from Los Angeles Superior Court, the actor’s ex-girlfriend filed several oppositions to Phillippe’s motion in limine to exclude evidence concerning former relationships, alleged drug use and more on Tuesday, October 1.

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In one filing, she is opposing reference or evidence concerning the relationship between Phillippe, 45, and ex-wife Witherspoon, except as to communications regarding the July 4, 2017 incident.

“Through his motions in limin, Defendant Matthew Ryan Phillippe is hoping this Court will help him hide the fact that he has submitted false pleading to this Court and has lied under oath about the same,” the court filing read. “Phillippe twice testified at deposition that outside of Plaintiff’s report relating to his July 2017 assault and battery underlying this lawsuit, Phillippe knew of no police report ever filed against him for any domestic violence, not relating to an ex-fiancé or otherwise.”

As Radar readers know, court papers revealed Phillippe, 44, was the suspect on another crime report from March 26, 2017 filed by ex Paula Slagter.

“The victim was his ex-fiancée of six years,” the officer said of Slagter in the court papers. “The suspect was sending harassing text messages to the victim. The criminal case was dropped. The suspect advised that he had to pay out to the victim.”

Hewitt explained, “Evidence of prior lawsuits, complaints or police reporters concerning or lodged against Defendant; prior charges lodged against Defendant for assault or battery; Defendant’s relationship with his former fiancé, Paula Slagter; Defendant’s relationship with his former wife, Reese Witherspoon, defendant’s prior romantic relationships with other individuals; and communications regarding any prior instance of violence involving or concerning Defendant" are all relevant to Plaintiff’s claims for assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

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She continued, "Such evidence is highly probative of a pattern and practice by Defendant of exhibiting aggressive behavior towards women. Given this, the risk of undue prejudice in use of this evidence is low and the probative value is high.”

Hewitt also asked to oppose Phillippe’s motion to exclude reference to or evidence concerning his relationship with Slagter, prior charges lodge against him for assault or battery, any communications regarding any prior instance of violence involving or concerning defendant, and any prior romantic relationship between defendant and any other individual.

Hewitt also filed an opposition to Phillippe’s motion in limine to exclude reference to or evidence of defendant’s alleged prescription and recreational drug use prior to July 3, 2017.

“Plaintiff is informed and believes that Defendant’s actions were fueled in significant part by his drug, alcohol, and steroid abuse, causing him to suffer from tremendous mood swings and bouts of uncontrollable anger and physical aggression,” she wrote. “Plaintiff testified to Defendant’s use alcohol, drugs and/or steroids and his strength."

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She continued, “Defendant’s prescription and recreational drug use prior to July 3, 2017; Defendant’s alcohol use prior to July 3, 2017; Defendant’s steroid use; Defendant’s use of dietary supplements; and Defendant’s physical training routine and workout schedule during 2017 are all relevant to Plaintiff’s claims for assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Such drugs, substances, and behaviors would likely have an impact on Defendant physically and/or emotionally the night of the incident and would have an impact on his cognition and ability to conform and/or control his behaviors."

She also filed an opposition to his motion in limin to exclude any evidence referring to his physical training routine and workout schedule during 2017, reference to or evidence that he used any form of dietary supplement, reference to or evidence of alleged steroid use, and reference to or evidence to alleged alcohol use prior to July 3, 2017.

As Radar readers know, Hewitt claimed the father-of-three assaulted and battered her. She claimed he was fueled by his alleged drug, alcohol and steroid abuse, which caused him to suffer from mood swings and bouts of uncontrollable anger.

He denied the claims and is using self-defense when the case goes to trial on October 15.

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