Friday 19 October 2018

'He held me down and raped me' – actress Kirstina Cohen accuses Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick but he denies allegation

Ed Westwick (Ian West/PA)
Ed Westwick (Ian West/PA)
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Aoife Kelly

Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick is the latest Hollywood actor to be accused of sexual assault.

In a lengthy Facebook post actress Kristina Cohen (28) alleges that the 30-year-old star raped her at his home three years ago.

She claims a man she was dating at the time, who she simply calls ‘the producer’, brought her there and Westwick, she says, suggested they all have sex.

Although Cohen wanted to leave she says the producer pressured her to stay and Ed insisted they stay for dinner.

PIC: Kristina Cohen Instagram
PIC: Kristina Cohen Instagram

When she said she was tired and wanted to leave the producer said they would stay just another 20 minutes and Ed suggested she nap in the guest bedroom.

She says she lay down in the bedroom, fell asleep, and woke "abruptly" to being assaulted by the actor. 

She says she told him to stop but “he was strong” and added, “I was paralyzed, terrified. I couldn’t speak, I could no longer move. He held me down and raped me.”

Westwick has denied the allegations in a statement posted to Instagram.

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

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