On Nov. 6, it was reported that Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick was implicated by actress Kristina Cohen of sexually assaulting her. After Kristina, another one stepped forward and made a similar claim against the star. Now, a third woman has spoken up and alleges that Westwick raped her as well.
Rachel Eck spoke exclusively with Buzzfeed News to recount the incident that took place in July 2014. Eck went into detail about the alleged assault and claims she filed a police report against the actor when it happened. Eck stated that she met the actor through her ex-boyfriend, who was a producer, after her ex invited her to the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood, on the eve of the 86th Oscars.
Eck elaborated that she was informed that Westwick would be at the hotel with the former couple and Westwick requested she brings a friend for him. When she arrived at the hotel at 2:30 am without her friend, Westwick made advances towards her. Eck says she was alone with Westwick and the actor groped her. Once she informed her ex of the situation, he tried to defend the actor by stating he didn't mean it. Later on in the evening, when Eck went to find her ex into the room, she found Westwick waiting for her instead.
"Ed then pulled me onto the bed and aggressively groped me. I shoved him off as quickly as I could and left," Eck stated.
Westwick took to Twitter to express his disappointment in the allegations made against him.
— Ed Westwick (@EdWestwick) November 9, 2017
When his first alleged victim, Cohen, spoke out against him on Facebook, the actor denied ever meeting the woman. Westwick starred on the CW hit drama for the entire six seasons as Chuck Bass. Ironically enough, Westwick's character was known to be a serial 'ladies man' and on various occasions, was seen getting a little rough with his various love interests.
Westwick is currently starring in the BBC drama White Gold and is scheduled to be featured in Ordeal by Innocence; however, given the current circumstances surrounding the allegations, the network has decided to place Ordeal by Innocence on hold.
"These are serious allegations which Ed Westwick has strenuously denied. The BBC is not making any judgment but until these matters are resolved we will not include Ordeal by Innocence in the schedules," the network states.
Westwick is one of the many actors that have recently been accused of sexual misconduct. Following the Weinstein expose, actors Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman, Richard Dreyfuss, and Andy Dick have all been named as sexual predators.