AceShowbiz - "Wednesday" star Percy Hynes White has broken his silence on sexual assault allegations against him. Making use of his Instagram account, the actor playing Xavier Thorpe on the Netflix series slammed the "baseless" and "harmful" accusations.
"Earlier this year, somebody I've never met started a campaign of misinformation about me online," Percy wrote on his Instagram Story on Tuesday, June 6. "Because of this, my family has been doxxed, and my friends have received death threats."
The Canadian actor went on to say, "Underage photos of me were used, and examples of me acting in character [as Xavier Thorpe] were presented as hateful. My friend Jane was falsely portrayed as a victim, and her attempts to set the record straight have been ignored. She gave me permission to include her in this message."
Setting the record straight, Percy stressed, "The rumors are false. I can accept the portrayal of me as someone bigoted, or criminally negligent of people's safety." The 21-year-old added, "These are the kind of baseless, harmful claims that can create mistrust toward victims. It's very distressing to know that this misinformation has upset people."
Concluding his statement, "The Gifted" actor wrote, "I'm really thankful for everyone who's stood by me and helped share the facts. Harassment of my family, friends and coworkers needs to stop please. Thank you for taking the time to read this."
Back in January, a Twitter account named LadySwampWitch claimed that Percy assaulted her and several women at a party he hosted in Toronto. The account added that it was a recurring theme with him.
"He would pursue, have sex with, abuse and get my friend high who was 13/14 at the time. Last time I knew they had sex she was 16 and he was 20," the since-deleted tweets read. "He assaulted me at one of those parties awhile I was too drunk, and he had cornered and pressured and assaulted multiple of my friends."
After the allegations were made, none of his "Wednesday" co-stars have publicly commented on the matter. While the hit series was renewed for a second season on the streaming giant, it is currently unknown if Percy will reprise his role on the show.