“I have never and would never assault anyone. What is true is that in New York in 2014, when I was 20, Gabby and I had a brief, legal and entirely consensual relationship,” he continued, in part. “Unfortunately, I did not handle the breakup well.”
Following his statement, Ansel went on to travel to Japan to film the HBO Max series Tokyo Vice, which is set to premiere on the streaming platform in early 2022, according to Variety.
His first public appearance since the accusation took place in September 2021, when he supported his father, fashion photographer Arthur Elgort, as he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Daily Front Row’s 8th Annual Fashion Media Awards.