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Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick will not face charges of sexual assault due to a lack of evidence, says US prosecutors. 

The 31-year-old was accused of various sexual assault allegations from three different women.

However, Los Angeles prosecutors said in new documents that the allegations would not be pursued due to insufficient evidence.

 

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In November 2017, the actor Kristina Cohen accused Ed through a detailed Facebook post.

Former actor Aurélie Wynn also came forward alongside Kristina and provided witnesses.

“Those witnesses were not able to provide information that would enable the prosecution to prove either incident beyond a reasonable doubt,” the memo read.

“Prosecution on those two incidents is declined due to insufficient evidence,” the memo added.

 

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A third accuser was referenced within the memo but her case was dropped because of her “unavailability”.

Accusations from further women of reported unwanted touching could not be held up due to falling outside the statute of limitations, reports the Guardian.

Ed has maintained his innocence after the first allegation became public.

In a now-deleted Instagram post, the actor said: “I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman."

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Trigger Warning: This article contains descriptions of rape and sexual assault. 

Almost six months ago, an investigation was opened into Ed Westwick, after three women made rape and sexual assault allegations against the actor. 

Now, a fourth women has come forward alleging that she was also the victim of rape at Westwick's hands. 

According to Us Weekly, Haley Freedman, issued a police report on Wednesday.

'I can confirm Haley filed a police report on Wednesday, regarding allegations that Ed Westwick raped her,' said a statement from Freedman's lawyers to Us Weekly. 

'She will be meeting with the district attorney next week'

An inside source also told the publication the stylist was ‘prepared with evidence including personal medication information from her doctors to back up her claims against Ed Westwick.’

Westwick has strenuously denied the previous allegations which have been levelled against him.

He has not publicly responded to Freedman's allegation.

 

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Actress Kristina Cohen was the first to accuse the Gossip Girl actor of rape. 

In a graphic Facebook post, she detailed how she was 'paralysed' by fear during the alleged assault. 

'I was paralysed, terrified. I couldn’t speak, I could no longer move.'

'He held me down and raped me,' she claimed. 

The investigation into these allegations is ongoing. 

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The BBC have made the decision to cut Ed Westwick from their Agatha Christie drama, Ordeal by Innocence, following allegations of rape which were levelled against the British actor late last year.

It has been established that Westwick's scenes in the show will be re-shot, with Christian Cooke replacing the former Gossip Girl actor.

 

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In November 2017, the 30-year-old actor was accused of rape by three women in three separate incidents in 2014 – allegations which Westwick has categorically denied.

Considering the gravity of the allegations, the BBC chose to postpone the programme's intended slot over the Christmas period, and have yet to announce the new transmission date.

"These are serious allegations which Ed Westwick has strenuously denied. The BBC is not making any judgement but until these matters are resolved, we will not include Ordeal by Innocence in the schedules."

While the initial statement made no mention of cutting Westwick from the programme, the role of Mickey Argyll will now be played by Yorkshire-born Christian.

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Actress Jessica Szohr  played the love-her-or-hate-her character of Vanessa on iconic TV series Gossip Girl. 

Jessica starred alongside Ed Westwick in the show, and the pair were involved in multiple storylines together. 

Their working relationship flourished into romance, and the pair dated for over a year. 

 

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In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, the actress was asked for her thoughts on the rape allegations her former co-star is currently facing. 

'It's a difficult subject right now for anyone that's involved on either side,' the actress told the mag. 

'I don't even really know how to answer it, if I should, because I don't want anything to get twisted, because I have known Ed for years and know how lovely he is, and don't think he would ever put someone in a position like that.'

 

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She told the mag that she struggles with wondering whether the entire truth is being told. 

'It’s difficult, because you don’t want someone you know to go through that or do that to someone, or knowing them well, knowing that you don’t think they would, and you don't want, for the girls that are coming forward, it’s like, are they stretching the truth?'

'I’m really trying to answer this as open and nicely as I can, because it is touchy, and I obviously for any of these situations, wasn’t there, for either side, so I can’t say it did or didn’t happen,' she continued. 

 

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'But I know him well and I’ve known him for years, and I found it shocking.'

Ed Westwick has denied the accusations made against him by three separate women. 

The situation is still undergoing investigation. 

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British actor, Ed Westwick, has been accused of sexual assault by a third woman in recent days.

Rachel Eck has come forward with her own allegations against the Gossip Girl star just a week after Kristina Cohen and Aurélie Wynn claimed they were attacked by Westwick in separate incidents.

Speaking to BuzzFeed, Rachael claimed that on the night before the Academy Awards in 2014, she received a text message from her ex-boyfriend, Kaine Harling, inviting her to join him in a Hollywood hotel.

Upon arriving, Rachel, who was 23 at the time of the alleged incident, was greeted by Kaine and introduced to Westwick who she claims she wasn't familiar with at the time.

Rachel recalls that the night immediately turned sour when she declined Westwick's invitation to invite a friend of hers to join them in the hotel.

"When I didn’t bring a girl for him he turned his sights on me.” she told BuzzFeed.

According to Rachel, Westwick attempted to kiss her, push her against the wall and grope her breasts whenever her ex-boyfriend left the room.

“Ed then pulled me onto the bed and aggressively groped me,” she said. “I shoved him off as quickly as I could and left. I have never felt so uncomfortable in a situation like that in my entire life."

Rachel, whose claims have been reinforced by individuals she confided in at the time, asserts that she chose to speak publicly after learning that she wasn't alone in her encounter with the actor.

Westwick has strenuously denied the allegations which have been levelled against him.

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The BBC has dropped a scheduled TV series featuring Ed Westwick. 

The series, called Ordeal By Innocence, has been removed from the BBC's Christmas programme schedule. 

According to a statement obtained by The Metro, the broadcaster will not be showing the series until the issue is resolved. 

'These are serious allegations which Ed Westwick has strenuously denied.'

'The BBC is not making any judgement but until these matters are resolved we will not include Ordeal By Innocence in the schedules,' said the BBC.

The actor has been accused of rape and sexual assault by two women this week. 

Ed has also 'paused' his work on new series for the BBC called White Gold. 

'The independent production company making White Gold has informed us that Ed Westwick has paused from filming while he deals with these allegations,' reads the statement. 

Westwick has denied all of the accusations made towards him. 

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Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick has responded to  Aurélie Wynn's accusations against him in a statement last night.

The former Gossip Girl star faced rape allegations this week after actress Kristina Cohen alleged that Westwick raped her in his home three years ago.

These were followed by the claims made by Wynn, who stated in a Facebook post that Westwick had forced himself upon her. 

 

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In another two-sentence response on social media, Westwick stated: 

'It is disheartening and sad to me that as a result of two unverified and provably untrue social media claims, there are some in this community who could ever conclude I have had anything to do with such vile and horrific conduct.'

'I have absolutely not, and I am cooperating with the authorities so that they can clear my name as soon as possible.'

 

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The post has been liked by fans almost 130,000 times.

In response to Kristina Cohen's claims, Westwick said:

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

Kristina Cohen reached out to Wynn via Facebook, saying:

'You are a hero! You are SACRED and DIVINE! And nobody can take that away from you! It is your birthright! My love is with you!'

'We can heal and bring each other up! I cannot wait to embrace you my sister. We're all in this together! It's time!'

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Trigger Warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual assault. 

Actress Aurélie Wynn has come forward as the second woman to accuse Ed Westwick of sexual assault. 

The former Gossip Girl star faced rape allegations this week after actress Kristina Cohen alleged that Westwick raped her in his home three years ago.

Now, Aurélie claims that she too is a victim of sexual assault at his hands. 

 

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Taking to Facebook, the former actress penned a lengthy post about her alleged experience, and stated that she fully believes the claims made by Kristina Cohen.

Describing how she had gone to Westwick's residence to hang out, she detailed: '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.'

'And like Kristina, I said no and he pushed me face down and was powerless under his weight,' she said.

 

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'I was wearing a one piece bathing suit that he ripped, I was in complete shock.'

Wynn wrote that she told her then-boyfriend, Glee actor Mark Salling, about the alleged rape.

'I told the guy I was seeing that I got raped, Mark Salling, and when he found out by who he pretended not to know him, then blamed me for it and broke it off with me.'

'My other friends and people around me told me it was best not to say anything, to not be "that girl" and that no one would believe me and think I was just out trying to get my 10 seconds of fame,' she claimed.

 

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Salling has since been found guilty of possession of child pornography. 

'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,' Aurélie finished. 

'Without you I would not have had the strength to speak up publicly about my ordeal.'

Westwick has not responded to Aurélie's claims, but stated previously that he has never forced himself on any woman. 

He also claims not to know Kristina Cohen. 

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Yesterday, it came to light that former Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick was accused of rape and sexual assault by actress Kristina Cohen. 

Kristina penned a lengthy Facebook post, in which she claims that she was 'held down' and raped by Westwick at his residence three years ago. 

Ed has since responded, claiming that the incident never happened, and that he has never met Kristina Cohen. 

Now, Ed's long term girlfriend Jessica Serfaty has given her two cents on the matter. 

Judging by her responses online, the model is standing by her boyfriend.

Taking to Twitter, the America's Next Top Model contestant wrote: 

'I know you, I know the truth. Such sadness in my heart.' 

'I love your kind gentle soul. Bless.'

Jessica's tweet was met with criticism from many. 

'Wow, women like you sadden me, people like you are the reason why victims never speak up,' wrote one 

However, others rushed to defend Westwick in the comments section of her tweet. 

'You know the truth based on some wannabe actress's FACEBOOK post?' tweeted one, in response to someone defending Cohen.

'Please have some common sense here. She wanted her 15 minutes.'

Jessica also posted to Instagram, selecting an image of some bold graffiti spelling out the word 'Bullshit.'

'Nah, thanks mate. l ain’t havin' any of that,' she captioned the post. 

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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.

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Earlier today, we reported on Kristina Cohen's Facebook post in which she alleges she was sexually assaulted by Gossip Girl actor, Ed Westwick, three years ago.

In a lengthy and hugely detailed account, the actress recalls being held down and raped by the British actor after he digitally penetrated her without her consent in his apartment.

'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,' 27-year-old Kristina wrote.

The post has been widely circulated today, and social media users were quick to use Twitter as a platform to express their thoughts on Kristina's accusations.

Opinion on the post is divided, with some insisting that Kristina's decision to come forward guarantees Westwick will endure a trial by media while others have shown support for the American actress.

For every one tweet supporting Kristina, there is another reminding the public that the issue is a matter for the judicial system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The actor's Wikipedia page has been edited constantly throughout the day, with contributors branding him 'a rapist' in his biography before others revert it to its original form.

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Trigger Warning: This article contains descriptions of rape and sexual assault. 

Actress Kristina Cohen has accused Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick of rape. 

Kristina wrote an extensive post about her alleged experience on Facebook last night. 

Kristina detailed that the assault allegedly happened while she was dating a producer who was friends with Westwick, and claims that the rape occurred at the actor's home three years ago.

'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,' she wrote in the post. 

'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.'

'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.'

 

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'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,' she continued. 

'I was paralysed, terrified. I couldn’t speak, I could no longer move.

'He held me down and raped me,' she claimed. 

Kristina also detailed the guilt she felt after the incident, and how she was told by her boyfriend at the time that she didn't want to be known as 'that girl.' 

'The producer put the blame on me, telling me I was an active participant,' she claimed. 

'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.'

'Social conditioning that everything is always the woman’s fault?'

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'That a man’s inability to keep himself off of our bodies is somehow because of us, not him?' 

Kristina felt that she had to speak up and describe what happened to her after the recent outpouring of sexual assault claims in Hollywood. 

'Men like Ed using fame and power to rape and intimidate but then continue through the world collecting accolades.'

'I hope that my stories and the stories of others help to reset and realign the toxic environments and power imbalances that have created these monsters,' she finished her online testimonial. 

Westwick has not yet commented on the alleged assault.

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