Netflix star Rudy Pankow has called out fans for harassing his girlfriend (Picture: Netflix/Instagram)
Outer Banks star Rudy Pankow has pleaded for trolls to stop spreading false accusations about his girlfriend, Elaine Siemek.
The Netflix star took to Instagram over the weekend to call out trolls who have been ‘harassing’ his partner on ‘daily basis’ following the release of season two last month.
Sharing a sweet picture of himself with Elaine sitting on his shoulders, the actor wrote: ‘Hello to all, I want to thank my amazing fans/followers who have shown nothing but love and support and are here for just a fun time.
‘Unfortunately I’m here to call out the disrespect and harassment someone who I love dearly is getting on a daily basis. It has gotten to the degree where lies are being spread and accusations are being said that go beyond the normal “hate.”’
The actor continued: ‘Not only is she not what she is being accused of being, she is the complete opposite and actively is so. Accusing someone you don’t know of being abusive and manipulative is not ok, especially when you don’t know the relationship personally.
‘I’m very happy in the relationship I’m in. I know I might not actively show it on social platforms just how happy we are together, but this is my personal decision to keep most of those moments for myself.’
The star posted a lengthy statement pleading for trolls to stop spreading lies about Elaine Siemek (Picture: @rudeth/Instagram)
Rudy added: #To those who are creating such displeasure and opinions about the one I love and my relationship, it’s time to stop.
‘In this era of social engagement and enlightenment I want to express the importance to spread positivity and needing to know when it is unfair to express your own distaste for something or someone, especially when you can do it behind an anonymous identity.’
Outer Banks season two is out now on Netflix (Picture: SplashNews.com)
The Netflix star concluded: ‘I was always told the best version of yourself is your most humbled self…
‘I make this statement as my most humbled self and would be so grateful if we all would move forward in positivity and respect. All love, R.’
Several friends and fans praised the actor for defending his girlfriend as co-star Charles Esten, who plays Ward Cameron, wrote: ‘We’ll said, my friend. All the love and light you deserve to you both!’
Elaine, who works as a photographer, has made her Instagram profile public again after going private following the harassment.