The women of West Side Story recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the sexual assault allegations against the film’s male lead, Ansel Elgort.
In June 2020, nine months after shooting wrapped, a woman accused Elgort of sexually assaulting her in 2014, when she was 17 and he was 20. He claims that the encounter was “brief, legal and entirely consensual.”
Ariana DeBose told the outlet, “Nobody really knows what’s going on in anyone’s head. Only the people who were involved in that situation know what actually went down.” Rita Moreno added, “I think it would have been absolutely horrendous and wrong for anyone to take sides in that matter. It’s not for me to make those judgments.”