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Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick says second rape accusation made against him is 'provably untrue'

Provably is actually a word, believe it or not.

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EARLIER THIS WEEK, actress Kristina Cohen spoke out about alleged incident that occurred three years ago.

The 27-year-old recounted, in great detail, what happened when she visited Westwick’s home with her boyfriend in 2014. Cohen said she was very surprised when Westwick made a weird suggestion to his guest – “We should all f**k.”

Uncomfortable with his suggestion, she said attempted to make an excuse to leave, but her boyfriend didn’t want to make Ed feel awkward. She said she was tired and wanted to go home, and Westwick told her to take a nap in the guest bedroom. She eventually fell asleep in there, and said that Ed Westwick later entered the room and raped her.

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Ed released a statement on Twitter:

I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape.

After this statement was made, a second actress came forward with a similar story.

A day after Ed’s statement, actress Aurélie Wynn alleges that she was raped by Ed in his rental home in August 2014. In a Facebook post, she wrote:

August 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 girlfriend of mine who was dating his roommate.
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.

Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2017 - Arrivals - London Source: Doug Peters

Aurélie says that Ed’s alleged attack on her was similar to the one that Kristina spoke out about.

He pushed me face down and I was powerless under his weight.
When it was over I got my cellphone and found that the girl that 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.

Like Kristina, Wynn’s boyfriend blamed her for the incident and broke up with her. Her friends and people around her warned her not to say anything in case it appeared that she was “that girl” looking for her ten seconds of fame. She didn’t tell her family because her mother had flown into town to celebrate Aurélie’s birthday and she didn’t want to ruin her mother’s trip or upset her.

So I kept quiet and soon got to see and hear how prevalent sexual assault and intimidated is 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 to just reinforce Kristina Cohen’s claims, as I believe them to be true.

People-Ed Westwick Source: Jordan Strauss

She reiterated how strongly she believes Kristina’s account of the assault:

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.

Ed Westwick denied the allegations on Twitter last night.

He says the allegations are “provably untrue”.

 

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