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LA County prosecutors will not be filing rape charges against Ed Westwick

The allegations were made in November.

LAST NOVEMBER, ED Westwick was accused of rape by two women, while a third claimed she had been sexually assaulted by the British actor.

Ed Westwick allegations Source: Ian West/PA Images

The actor, best known for his role in Gossip Girl, strenuously denied the allegations, defending himself on social media in the days that followed claims made by Kristina Cohen, Aurelie Wynn and Rachel Eck.

I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape.

According to The Guardian, it has today been confirmed that the 31-year-old will not face rape charges after Los Angeles County prosecutors ruled that there was ‘insufficient evidence’.

Those witnesses were not able to provide information that would enable the prosecution to prove either incident beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecution on those two incidents is declined due to insufficient evidence.

2015 Jaguar Land Rover British Academy Britannia Awards - Los Angeles Source: Francis Specker/PA Images

Speaking to TMZ,  Westwick’s attorney, Blair Berk, said:

The evidence was clear from the start that each of the allegations made by these three women were absolutely untrue. It is a shame there are those who prejudged this case and that it took over 8 months for Ed to be officially cleared of all of these charges.

She added:

I hope that those who made such quick judgment here not knowing anything about the abundant evidence of innocence in this case will hesitate next time before they so publicly accuse someone who has committed no wrongdoing.

Following the allegations late last year, the actor was replaced in a Agatha Christie adaptation for BBC.

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