Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick Has Been Accused Of Rape By Actress Kristina Cohen
He has not yet responded to the allegation.
Ed Westwick, who played Chuck Bass in Gossip Girl, has been accused of rape by actress, Kristina Cohen. She claims the assault happened a number of years ago, but that she’s only found the strength to come forward about it now. The 27-year-old made the allegation on her public Facebook page.
She began, “The last month has been incredibly difficult. Like so many women I too have a story of sexual assault, and the outpouring of stories have been both triggering and emotionally exhausting. I’ve gone back and forth over and over again, unsure if I should speak up. If I could speak. And if so, will I be heard?
“I was sexually assaulted three years ago. It was a dark time in my life. My mom was dying of cancer and I didn’t have the support system or time to process and deal with the aftermath of the rape. I buried my pain and guilt to make space for the onslaught that came after my mom’s death, just three months later.”
She continued to explain her personal feelings of guilt, “unfounded worry that in some way I was to blame,” before detailing the alleged assault. “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.
“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 fuck me. I was paralysed, terrified. I couldn’t speak, I could no longer move. He held me down and raped me.”
The last month has been incredibly difficult. Like so many women I too have a story of sexual assault, and the…
Ed has not yet responded to the allegation.
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