Ed Westwick denies the latest rape allegations made against him
"I have absolutely not, and I am cooperating with the authorities," he said following the accusations Aurélie Wynn made
[Updated 10 November 2017] Ed Westwick has finally addressed the latest allegations made against him.
"It is disheartening and sad to me that as a result of two unverified and probably untrue social media claims, there are some in this environment who could ever conclude I have anything to do with such vile and horrific conduct," Ed said in a statement he shared on social media. "I have absolutely not, and I am cooperating with the authorities so that they can clear my name as soon as possible."
[Updated 9 November 2017] Another actress has come forward, accusing Ed Westwick of raping her. Aurélie Wynn shared her harrowing experience of being allegedly assaulted by the Gossip Girl star in a Facebook post. She claimed that he had pushed her face down, ripped her swimsuit and raped her when she was at his rental place in July 2014.
Aurélie was also dating Mark Salling from Glee (who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges early last month) at the time. According to her post, Mark had pretended he didn't know Ed and blamed her for getting raped. Read her full statement below.
In July 2014, I went through a very similar ordeal with Ed Westwick, I was ubered by Ed to the Glendower Estates where he was renting following an invite from a girl friend of mine who was dating his roommate a cast member on Glee, we all hung out until 5am, sun was starting to rise since it was summer so we all decided to get a few hours of shut eye since we all had events and things to do the next day and there are plenty of bedrooms.
And like Kristina, I said no and he pushed me face down and was powerless under his weight. I was wearing a one piece bathing suit that he ripped, I was in complete shock, I am also very tiny. When it was over I got my cellphone and found that the girl that had invited me had left or got kicked out. I had terrible service in the estate without access to the wifi and had to get another friend to get me an Uber out of there while Ed was passed out. The house is so big I took a video of my experience getting out of the house since it's literally a maze.
I told the guy I was seeing that I got raped, Mark Salling, and when he found out by who he pretended not to know him, then blamed me for it and broke it off with me. My other friends and people around me told me it was best not to say anything, to not be "that girl" and that no one would believe me and think I was just out trying to get my 10 seconds of fame.
And so I kept quiet and soon got to see and hear how prevalent sexual assault and intimidation goes on in this industry...to the point where I questioned how much I really wanted to be in entertainment as I didn't see it getting better. And at what cost? I've since moved on from acting and wanted just to re-enforce Kristin Cohen's claim as I believe them to be true. #alllivesmatter
I am so incredibly thankful all of this is finally coming to light and that there is justice in the world. I believe you Kristina Cohen and thank you for speaking up so eloquently and really encompassing what young female actresses have to go through at the hands of men like Ed Westwick. Without you I would not have had the strength to speak up publicly about my ordeal. #metoo
Ed has not responded to the latest allegations.
Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick has been accused of raping actress Kristina Cohen three years ago. In a detailed post she shared on Facebook, Kristina said that she had been at Ed's home back in February 2014 when she had fallen asleep in his guest room and woke up to him forcing himself on her.
Part of her post read as:
I was briefly dating a producer who was friends with the actor Ed Westwick. It was this producer who brought me up to Ed's house where I met Ed for the first time. I wanted to leave when Ed suggested "we should all f-ck". But the producer didn't want to make Ed feel awkward by leaving. Ed insisted we stay for dinner. I said I was tired and wanted to leave, trying to get out of what was already an uncomfortable situation. Ed suggested I nap in the guest bedroom. The producer said we would stay for just another 20 more minutes to smooth everything over, and then we could leave.
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 f-ck me. I was paralysed, terrified. I couldn't speak, I could no longer move. He held me down and raped me.
It was a nightmare, and the days following weren't any better.
The producer put the blame on me, telling me I was an active participant. Telling me that I can't say anything because Ed will have people come after me, destroy me, and that I could forget about an acting career. Saying there's no way I can go around saying Ed "raped" me and that I don't want to be "that girl."
When her recollection of the incident went viral overnight, Ed posted a response to her accusations on Instagram. "I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape," he said.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kristina then filed a police report at the LADP's Hollywood precinct. The report claims that the "suspect forced victim to have sexual intercourse inside his residence...three years ago."
Kristina's sister Catalina Colgate and close friend Blaise Godbe Lipman also supported her allegations. "Very shortly after it happened, she told me that she was raped. She told me and my other sister. I was furious," Cataline told Deadline. Blaise said, "She came over to my home the following morning and told me everything. She was in a state of shock. It was without a doubt a rape."