Ed Westwick, best known for his role as Chuck Bass on "Gossip Girl," is being accused of raping an actress three years ago. In a detailed Facebook post, Kristina Cohen claims she fell asleep at Westwick’s home where both she and her then-boyfriend, a producer, were guests. She woke up to Westwick allegedly assaulting her.
Her post reads: “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*** me. I was paralyzed, terrified. I couldn’t speak, I could no longer move. He held me down and raped me.”
She said that at the time her boyfriend blamed her for the assault.
“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.’”
Cohen, who has acted in several shows including two episodes of "Californication," continued, saying, “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.”
On Tuesday, Westwick put out a statement. He said he has never raped anyone and that he doesn’t know Cohen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cohen has filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood precinct. They are now reportedly investigating to see if the “suspect forced victim to have sexual intercourse inside his residence […] three years ago.” Vulture reports that a close friend of Cohen’s and her sister have both said they were both told about the incident three years ago by Cohen.
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