Ed Westwick responds to Kristina Cohen’s rape allegations on Twitter

Gossip Girl actor, Ed Westwick, has responded to Kristina Cohen's allegations against him in succinct statement this afternoon.

Taking to Twitter, the British actor – in just three short sentences – dismissed Kristina's claims that he raped her.

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

The post which was uploaded minutes ago has amassed more than 3,000 likes, with social media users wasting no time responding to his statement.

As many appeared to support the actor, one Twitter user responded to the support, writing: "Astonishing how a woman can be raped & describe it in great detail but a man comes out with a half assed statement and y’all believe it."

Echoing this, another Twitter user condemned the length of Westwick's statement, writing: "Exactly. It’s so impersonal. Whereas her detailed description speaks volumes. I just don’t know what to believe."

Kristina alleges that the rape took place in Westwick's apartment three years ago.