Posted on Tue Nov 7th, 2017 10:35am PDT By X17 Staff
This isn’t good.
Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick has been accused of rape by actress Kristina Cohen, who claims the actor assaulted her at a dinner party she attended with her then-boyfriend.
“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,” she wrote on Facebook.
“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 paralyzed, 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,” she continued.
“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.” I now realize the ways in which these men in power prey on women, and how this tactic is used so frequently in our industry, and surely, in many others. I’m sickened to see men like Ed respected in such a public way. Interviewed by prestigious platforms such as the Oxford Union Society at Oxford University, where he was honored as one of their “People who Shape our World.” How does this end? Men like Ed using fame and power to rape and intimidate but then continue through the world collecting accolades,” she concluded.
Westwick denies all the allegations.
“I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape,” he wrote on social media.
Harvey Weinstein has really opened the door for sex crime victims coming forward, and we think it’s great.
Published at Tue, 07 Nov 2017 18:35:00 +0000