Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick responds to rape allegations

Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick responds to rape allegations


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Actress Kristina Cohen has accused Ed Westwick of raping her three years ago

In a lengthy Facebook post, actress Kristina Cohen accused Ed Westwick - best known for playing womaniser Chuck Bass in Gossip Girl and most recently Vincent Swan in White Gold -  of raping her three years ago.

The post details a night where Cohen's boyfriend at the time (who she only refers to as "the producer") brought her over to Westwick's house. According to Cohen's account, Westwick suggested "we should all fuck" which made her uncomfortable and want to leave, however  not wanting Westwick to feel uncomfortable, the producer pressured her to stay. Westwick then convinced Cohen to take a nap, of which she was "woken up abruptly with Ed on top of me." Cohen writes:

"So I went and laid down in the guest room where I eventually fell asleep, I was woken up abruptly by Ed on top of me, his fingers entering my body. I told him to stop, but he was strong. I fought him off as hard as I could but he grabbed my face in his hands, shaking me, telling me he wanted to fuck me. I was paralysed, terrified. I couldn't speak, I could no longer move. He held me down and raped me."

Cohen added in part that she was inspired by the recent stories emerging from Hollywood and other industries in wake of the Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Terry Richardson allegations. With the number of women coming forward and the overarching #MeToo campaign comes a safe environment for victims outside of Hollywood to share their personal stories of harassment and sexual assault often through social media posts.

Westwick has since posted a brief statement to his Instagram and Twitter, writing: "I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape."

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