Jenna Ortega Deactivates Twitter After Gushing Over Close Bond With Alleged Rapist Percy Hynes White
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The breakout 'Wednesday' star lands in hot water after saying she's really close with her co-star during a new podcast chat with Dax Shepard on 'Armchair Expert'.

AceShowbiz - Jenna Ortega is taking a social media break. The breakout "Wednesday" star has deactivated her Twitter account after she gushed over her close bond with her co-star Percy Hynes White, who was accused of sexual assault.

On Tuesday, March 7, eagle-eyed fans noticed that the 20-year-old actress' account on the blue bird app was missing. "Something went wrong. Try again," a message displayed on her page.

Jenna's Twitter account

Jenna Ortega caught shutting down her Twitter account after gushing over her friendship with Percy Hynes White.

The social media gesture came after Jenna spoke about the close relationship she has with her "Wednesday" co-stars, including Percy, George Farmer and Emma Myers, during her recent appearance on Dax Shepard's podcast "Armchair Expert". She even called them her closest friends.

Speaking specifically about Percy and George, who lived in the same apartment building as her, she gave insight into their close-knit bond. "We mothered each other, so whenever someone was busier, like going through something, we were there," so the "Scream VI" star said.

Jenna's statement quickly sparked debate on the blue bird app, with many questioning why Jenna called Percy her friend while she knew about the sexual assault allegations. "i love jenna but you cannot sit there with a straight face and defend what she said about percy in that podcast. she is still supporting a rapist and that's f**ked no matter how close they were before the allegations came out," one person wrote. Another simply asked, "so jenna is still friends with percy?"

Back in January, Twitter user @milkievich exposed Percy on Twitter and accused him of pedophilia, racism and sexual abuse. The alleged victim posted a thread in which she claimed that Percy and his friends would often throw parties with the explicit goal of taking advantage of women. She claimed that they would "invite women they thought were hot so they could get them drunk and high enough to have sex with them."

@milkievich went on claiming that Percy had "assaulted" her when she was "too drunk" at one of these parties. She also alleged that he had done this to other women in the past. She later encouraged other users to take these stories seriously, noting that he was a "serial" assaulter.

Shortly after Percy was exposed for the alleged sexual abuse, a short video of him being "touchy" with his "Wednesday" co-star Jenna while attending the Golden Globes afterparty emerged on Twitter. In the footage, Jenna could be seen disturbed when Percy placed his arm on her shoulder while the latter was talking to reporters and fans in front of them. At one point, Percy appeared to put his hand on her chest area.

Unfortunately, Percy's career appeared to be in jeopardy following sexual assault allegations. It's rumored that the actor portraying Xavier Thorpe on "Wednesday" won't be in the series' second season.

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