Rumor mills have been churning since college student Austin Dawn was pictured in a photo with Ashton after allegations that he had a fling with 23-year-old Sara Leal. Now HollywoodLife.com can exclusively reveal what Austin’s real connection to Ashton is!
Scandal has surrounded Ashton Kutcher, 33, ever since he reportedly cheated on his wife Demi Moore, 48, with 23-year-old Sara Leal on Sept. 24 in San Diego. Earlier this year, on June 1, Ashton was pictured leaving the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles with young college student Austin Dawn and many speculated that the nature of their relationship wasn’t strictly platonic. Austin was photographed in Ashton’s car. Well good news for Demi! A very close insider reveals to HollywoodLife.com exclusively that Ashton has only met Austin once, and it was a work related meeting — there was absolutely nothing romantic involved!
Austin used to work for a start up website that Ashton invests in called LikeALittle.com. “Austin was a summer consultant for the company,” the LikeALittle.com‘s founder Evan Reas tells HollywoodLife.com. “She was hired because I had met her friend at San Francisco State University which is one of the colleges that LikeALittle had a presence at.”
“She is absolutely not affiliated with Ashton Kutcher,” he continues. “Ashton is one of our investors. The one and only time that they were near each other was when myself, our head of business development, Ashton and Austin went to a Los Angeles club to do research on how we can get our product to be used at the top clubs in LA.”
Evan adds: “We were there for less than an hour asking people to check out our iPhone application and then went home. Anything more than that is absurd and inaccurate.”
– Lindsey DiMattina
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