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‘High School Musical’ star Joshua Bassett says he is ‘sick’ over ‘absolutely false’ sex assault accusation

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Disney star Joshua Bassett has vehemently denied a sexual assault allegation made in opposition to him on Twitter.

Bassett, 19, who seems in Disney+’s “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” took to Twitter to deal with the declare, which he mentioned got here from a person on the identical platform who has since deactivated their account.

“It has come to my attention that a now deactivated account has spread rumors about me regarding a fabricated encounter with a fan accusing me of sexual assault. This abhorrent rumor is absolutely false, and dangerous to actual victims with real stories,” Bassett wrote.

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He continued in a second tweet: “I’m sick to my stomach that someone would recklessly perpetuate such defamatory claims. It is vital to respect all people’s boundaries at all times. Be kind and be good.”

It is unclear what the accuser’s unique tweet accused the actor of.

Bassett has appeared within the Disney+ sequence because it debuted on the streaming platform in 2019. The teenager has additionally appeared in episodes of the medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Dirty John” and “Stuck in the Middle.”

Bassett’s denial follows a string of different sex crime accusations involving celebrities, together with Justin Bieber and a number of other solid members of “Riverdale.”

26-year-old Bieber was hit with sex assault accusations from two separate social media customers final week. He too denied the accusations and has since filed a $20 million lawsuit for defamation in opposition to the customers.

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One of many accusers mentioned that the pop star assaulted her whereas he was in Austin, Texas, visiting the South by Southwest (SXSW) pageant in 2014. The alleged assault occurred in a 4 Seasons lodge room, however court docket paperwork state that Bieber by no means had a room on the lodge and was as an alternative staying at a close-by rental property with then-girlfriend Selena Gomez, in keeping with stories.

Joshua Bassett attends the Warner Music Group Pre-Grammy Party 2020 at Hollywood Athletic Club on January 23 in Hollywood, Calif.

The second accuser claims Bieber assaulted her in New York Metropolis in 2015 when the singer was on the town for the Met Gala.

In the meantime, Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart spoke out after they and different castmates from the CW present “Riverdale” had been accused of sexual assault or harassment from nameless Twitter accounts.

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“Earlier today myself and three other cast mates were falsely accused of sexual offense by anonymous accounts on twitter. I take these accusations very seriously, and will be working with the right teams to get to the root of it,” Sprouse wrote.

The “Suite Life of Zack & Cody” actor continued: “False accusations do great injury to victims of precise assault. Moreover, I might by no means search to silence anyone. I encourage that folks look into the accusations themselves, because the occasions detailed had been factually unfaithful.

Fox Information’ Nate Day and Naledi Ushe contributed to this report.

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