Gossip Girl Star Accused of Raping Actress

Kristina Cohen says Ed Westwick raped her at his home
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2017 11:17 AM CST
Gossip Girl Star Accused of Raping Actress
Ed Westwick seen at the Langham Huntington hotel on Jan. 13, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif.   (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Crackle/AP Images)

Another big name has been drawn into the Hollywood sexual assault scandal: Ed Westwick, the English actor who played Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl. Actress Kristina Cohen says Westwick raped her three years ago, Vulture reports. A producer she was dating at the time brought her to Westwick's house, Cohen writes in a Facebook post. "I wanted to leave when Ed suggested 'we should all f---.' But the producer didn’t want to make Ed feel awkward by leaving," she writes. She said she was too tired to stay, but Westwick suggested she take a nap in the guest room and the producer told her they could leave in 20 minutes, so she went into the room and 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 writes. "It was a nightmare, and the days following weren't any better." She says the producer blamed her for participating and warned her not to tell anyone because Westwick's people would destroy her and her career. "How does this end? Men like Ed using fame and power to rape and intimidate but then continue through the world collecting accolades." In an Instagram post Tuesday, 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." (More Ed Westwick stories.)

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