Despite claims to the contrary, Kit Harington insists he was not unfaithful to wife Rose Leslie. The Game of Thrones actor is speaking out after explosive claims made by Russian model Olga Vlasova that she and Harington slept together both before and after his wedding.
“The allegations in this story are completely false,” Harington’s rep vehemently told People. “[Harington] has never even been to Luxembourg, nor has he ever met Olga Vlasova.”
According to tabloid reports that began circulating earlier in the week, Vlasova claims that she and Harington hooked up several times in the months leading up to his nuptials. She alleges that the two have also been intimate since Harington got hitched.
Are these naked pics Snow or faux?? https://t.co/OmkT78Iv7B
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) November 22, 2018
Giving apparent validity to Vlasova’s claims are photos she posted that seem to show a nude Harington sprawled out on a hotel bed (the photos have since been deleted). They were supposedly taken, in Vlasova’s words, after she “effed his brains out.”
The trouble with the photos and the allegations, of course, is that there is no actual context proving Vlasova is in the picture, literally or figuratively.
She hasn’t come forward with any photos of herself with Harington. There are no incriminating text messages or call logs. The only supposed proof being submitted so far is Vlasova’s word, along with her photos — which, as Perez Hilton pointed out, could very well have been hacked from Harington’s cloud.
And, really, who’s to say that’s even Harington in the photos? With the right angle and basic similarities, a Harington look-alike could easily pass for the Game of Thrones star in such nondescript images.
All of this to say that Harington deserves the benefit of the doubt unless more compelling evidence comes forward.
It’s only been five months since his fairytale wedding to Leslie, whom he met on the set of the hit HBO show. When she was cast as Ygritte, the love interest of his character, Jon Snow, sparks flew. The pair went public with their romance in April 2016, got engaged in 2017 and tied the knot this June in the Scottish village of Kirkton as many of their Game of Thrones costars looked on.
— CNN (@CNN) June 23, 2018
During an interview with Italian Vogue, Harington admitted that he fell hard for Leslie while they were filming season two in Iceland.
“Because the country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical and because it was there I fell in love,” Harington said of why that season was his favorite. “If you’re already attracted to someone, and then they play your love interest in the show, it becomes very easy to fall in love.”
Vlasova has not yet responded with any additional evidence to contradict Harington’s claim that the two never met.