Phillippe is being sued by Hewitt for $1 million in damages, after she told the Los Angeles Police Department that he hit, kicked and punched her, as well as picked her up “like a doll” and “threw [Hewitt] down flight of stairs.” Hewitt filed a police report after the incident and went to the hospital. She then got a temporary Emergency Protective Order against Phillippe, which was served to him by the LAPD on July 6, ordering the actor to stay 100 feet away from Hewitt.
In a statement to ET on Tuesday, Phillippe's rep said he was "devastated" by Hewitt's claims.
“Domestic violence is an incredibly serious issue and fabricated and proven false claims should not be used to unjustly slander the falsely accused," his rep said. "The claims are false.”
Hewitt’s attorney, Keith Fink, however, told ET that Phillippe's "claim he didn't assault her is laughable."
"She has photos of the serious cuts and bruises she suffered as a result of the assault. She has hospital records documenting her injuries. The police took a report of the assault and issued a restraining order. Her employer Paul Marciano at Guess can confirm her injuries as can her friend who witnessed the assault," Fink said. "Add to this any man who calls a woman a c--- has serious animus towards women in general and would not be one championing the equality of women.”