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Ansel Elgort Makes Rare Public Appearance To Honor Dad One Year After Sexual Assault Scandal

Sep. 10 2021, Published 10:45 a.m. ET

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Ansel Elgort made a rare public appearance to honor his dad, Arthur Elgort, one year after the actor was accused of sexual assault.

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The Fault in Our Stars actor attended The Daily Front Row's 2021 Fashion Media Awards on Thursday night, September 9, during which his photographer father received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Ansel was seen showing his pops support at the show's 8th annual event, as he and his mom, Grethe Barrett Holby, were photographed smiling besides Arthur.

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Arthur Elgort, Arthur Elgort, and Alan Cumming attend the The Daily Front Row 8th Annual Fashion Media Awards on September 09, 2021 in New York City.

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The Baby Driver star stepped out in a dark gray blazer with a matching tie and shorts while his mom, 73, stunned in a vibrant orange, floor-length dress, per the photos obtained by the Daily Mail. As for the man of the hour, Arthur rocked a blue suit jacket with light blue pants and a scarf tied around his neck.

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Ansel's sister, Sophie Elgort — who is also a photographer — joined her family in supporting Arthur on his big night.

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The 27-year-old's outing appeared to be his first time being photographed at a public event since he was last spotted at the Golden Globes in January 2020 and a New York Knicks game a few weeks later.

It seems the handsome hunk has been keeping a low profile ever since a Twitter user — who goes by the handle @Itsgabby — accused Ansel 15 months ago of assaulting her. The alleged victim claimed the incident happened when he was 20 years old and she was only 17.

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At the time, Ansel fiercely denied the accusations and took to social media to address the claims brought against him. "I was distressed to see the social media posts about me that have been circulating in the past 24 hours," he wrote, before insisting: "I cannot claim to understand Gabby’s feelings but her description of events is simply not what happened."

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"I have never and would never assault anyone," he proclaimed.

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While Ansel confirmed he had some form of a relationship with Gabby — explaining the two had a "brief, legal and entirely consensual relationship" — the actor said he "did not handle the breakup well" and stopped responding to her.

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The day before Ansel refuted the assault claims, Gabby detailed the situation in question, claiming she and the Hollywood star first met online. "It was my first time and I was sobbing in pain and I didn't want to do it the only words that came out of his mouth were 'we need to break you in,'" she wrote of their alleged sexual encounter.

The Twitter user deleted her post shortly after sharing her unverified story.

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