'Gossip Girl' Star Ed Westwick Is Now Being Accused By A Second Victim
On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Ed Westwick was accused by actress Kristina Cohen of raping her three years ago in his home. The following day, another actress came forward and shared that she, too, was raped by Westwick.
Actress Aurelie Wynn has publicly implicated that the Gossip Girl actor also raped her in his rented apartment back in July 2014. Wynn took to Facebook, just as Cohen did, and wrote about the encounter in a lengthy, detailed post.
"I said no and he pushed me face down and was powerless under his weight. I was wearing a one-piece bathing suit that he ripped, I was in complete shock, I am also very tiny. When it was over I got my cellphone and found that the girl that had invited me had left or got kicked out. I had terrible service in the estate without access to the wifi and had to get another friend to get me an Uber out of there while Ed was passed out," Wynn wrote.
Also, Like Cohen, Wynn was advised not to say anything out of fear that she would not be believed. The actress was in a relationship with fellow actor Mark Salling (Glee) at the time. Wynn alleges that Salling was informed about the incident and 'blamed' her for what occurred and broke up with her. Salling, coincidentally enough, is currently facing charges of possessing child pornography.
Wynn states in her post that reading Cohen's testimony encouraged her to speak up and share her own experience.
"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. Without you, I would not have had the strength to speak up publicly about my ordeal."
Westwick has denied Cohen's allegations and also denied ever meeting her; however, he has yet to respond to Wynn's claims.
Westwick is currently starring on the British series, White Gold. The actor is best known for his role as Chuck Bass on the CW teen drama series, Gossip Girl. Westwick was in a relationship with Gossip Girl co-star Jessica Szohr from 2008-2010.
Since the accusations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein started, more people, particularly actors and actresses, are coming forward and sharing their previous encounters of sexual harassment or abuse. In addition to Weinstein and Westwick, actors Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Spacey, and Charlie Sheen have all been accused of sexual misconduct against men and women. Some that have been accused are vehemently denying the claims while others, such as Spacey, have decided to seek professional help.