When it comes to celebrity gossip, few names can match the allure of Robert Pattinson. The 27-year-old British actor and his band of quirky, mischievous friends have been the subject of countless interviews and blogs. The latest celebrity scandal to rock Hollywood involved the Twilight actor and his now-deleted Instagram account. On Tuesday night, E!’s Taylor Swift: Election 2020 special revealed that the actor had allegedly been sending lewd messages to a young woman named Eleanor Calderwood. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because she is the same woman who allegedly received a sex tape from Charlie Sheen back in 2014. Sheen later denied the allegations and the tape’s contents were never officially verified. As we all know, this scandalous affair eventually led to the breakup of the “Professional Bull Rider” and “Anger Management” star’s marriage to Olivia Wilde. But back to Robert Pattinson. What is it about this Englishman with the heart of gold that makes gossip fans want to know more about him? Is he really as private as he claims to be? Does he treat his female co-stars with the same charm and respect as he does his male ones? Here’s the answer.
The Making of a Modern-Day Renaissance Man
Most people who know or have known Robert Pattinson will agree that he is a Renaissance man who has contributed greatly to society through his art, music, and film career. The Londoner was born into a family of artists and musicians and was raised in the center of the English capital. He was taught to be polite from a young age and has always insisted that he is a “very respectful person.” In his early teens, he began taking classical guitar and conducting lessons and was awarded a scholarship to the London Royal Academy of Music.
After completing his initial studies, he pursued a stage career in London. In 2010, he made his theatrical debut in a production of “Richard III.” The following year, he played the lead in the Royal Court Theatre’s production of “Angels in America.” In 2012, he became the first Englishman to win the international title of “Mr. Universe” at the Mr. Universe competition in Russia. The following year, he released his self-titled debut album, which went on to sell 500,000 copies worldwide. In addition to his work as an artist and musician, he has established himself as a committed humanitarian who has used his fame to help others. He has supported numerous charities and has traveled the world giving lectures on human rights and environmental issues.
A Rebel With a Cause
While some may still want to keep Robert Pattinson on the down-low, the Internet has provided fans with an insider’s peek at this talented musician, actor, and humanitarian. The self-proclaimed “rebel” has openly shared his political views on social media. In 2017, he became one of the first high-profile figures to publicly back Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in his bid to become Prime Minister. Shortly after, he revealed that he would be voting for the first time ever and proudly shared a picture of himself wearing his “I voted” sticker. Later that year, during an interview on the red carpet at the European Film Awards, he spoke about the “scandalous” nature of the United Kingdom government’s treatment of migrants.
In December 2018, he was one of hundreds of stars who showed their support for women’s rights by wearing white at the Golden Globes. One month later, he tweeted his approval of a newly-passed bill in the U.K. that would give same-sex couples full marriage equality.
A Bit Of A Bad Boy
Whether he is on or off the screen, Robert Pattinson is always game for a laugh and an interesting conversation. He can often be found “gramming” on his personal Instagram account, which has over three million followers. The “grammer” in question usually posts silly or satirical photos of himself alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names. Celebrities often come back for more, posing with the humorously-titled “BFF” (best friends forever).
But it’s not all fun and games. In 2018, the actor was accused of sexual assault by two women. One of the accusers, Kristen Kreuk, was even featured on the cover of Variety. While he vehemently denied the claims, many were still left wondering whether or not he was really as innocent as he seemed. In September 2019, he was again accused of sexual assault and this time, a third woman came forward to share her story. Once more, he denied the allegations and said that he was “saddened” by the turn of events. But who are these women and why do they stick out in Robert Pattinson’s mind? Let’s take a look.
The Alleged Assault By Kristen Kreuk
Kristen Kreuk claimed in an interview with The Wrap that she was attacked by Robert Pattinson at his Los Angeles home back in 2014. Although she did not want to discuss the matter in public, she told the publication that she had “no regrets” about coming forward because “now people know the truth.”
“It was an incredible feeling to have the courage to speak out and be able to help other women,” she said. “I hope that in some way this can make a difference and encourage other victims to come forward.”
What makes this case so curious is that back in 2014, Kristen Kreuk was the face of a very different kind of scandal. The 27-year-old model was in the middle of a messy public breakup with New York City-based photographer Jason Sudeikin when the attack allegedly took place. Sudeikin has since denied any wrongdoing and has filed a defamation lawsuit against Kreuk for “maliciously and falsely” accusing him of rape.
What About The Alleged Assault By Emma Thombs?
Then there is Emma Thombs, the 24-year-old model who accused the actor of sexually assaulting her at a house party in Los Angeles back in October 2019. Emma Thombs is perhaps better known as the woman who allegedly received a sex tape from Charlie Sheen back in 2014. While the former “Two and a Half Men” star has never been charged with a single crime, he did admit in a leaked sex tape that he had paid for sex with a “number of different” women. Whether or not he had sexual relations with Emma Thombs is unclear. What is known is that the model was at a party with several other women when the alleged incident took place. It was at this event where she claims to have met Robert Pattinson for the first time. She reportedly told police that she did not want to report the incident because she did not want the event to ruin her career.
Despite being one of the most recognizable faces in the world, Emma Thombs has remained out of the spotlight since the day she posted about the “shocking” encounter with the English actor. But who is this woman and how did she become the object of Charlie Sheen’s sexual advances? Let’s take a look back.
The Making Of A Political Pro
Emma Thombs grew up in London and moved to the United States a few years ago, where she enrolled in college. She originally studied business administration but dropped out to pursue modeling. In 2012, she became the face of a Victoria’s Secret ad campaign but did not break into the mainstream public eye until later in the year, when she was featured on the cover of Vogue Italia. She has since appeared on the covers of numerous publications including Elle UK, Mad Hotels, and more. She even landed a role in the upcoming HBO series “Carpool Boss.”
On September 25, 2013, five days after the Weinstein scandal broke, Emma Thombs tweeted that she was “feeling inspired” and thanked her followers for motivating her to do her part to “change the world.” While one may assume that this was a call to action in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal, it was actually a nod to an Elizabeth Taylor-hosted event that took place the previous day. The event was aimed at encouraging people to get active and “change their lives for the better.” Emma Thombs attended the “Live It Up” event, where she saw celebrities including Taylor Swift, Anne Hathaway, and more come together to raise funds for various charitable causes. The following day, she tweeted that the event had inspired her to “do my bit” and added: “It’s time to live it up and change the world! #Standup4good.”