‘Gossip Girl’ star Ed Westwick has come under fire after actress Kristina Cohen came forward to allege he raped her in 2014. Now the LAPD is investigating.
Fans were shocked on Monday, Nov. 6, when Kristina Cohen took to Facebook to accuse TV star Ed Westwick, 30, of raping her in 2014. Despite Ed’s immediate dismissal of the claims, we’re now learning that the LAPD is actively investigating Kristina’s allegations. “I do not know this woman,” he wrote on Twitter on Nov. 7. “I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape.” Kristina’s allegations come as countless individuals have come forward in recent weeks to shared their personal stories of sexual victimization in Hollywood, most prominently leading to the downfall of movie producer Harvey Weinstein, 65. Head here for more pics of Ed.
“There was a report taken on the morning of Nov. 7 by Kristina Cohen at our Hollywood Division station,” a rep with the LAPD tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “At this point in time there has been an investigation opened into the claims made by Kristina Cohen that she was assaulted by Mr. Westwick three years ago in 2014. Because of the sensitive nature of the case and the allegations, we are unable to provide a copy of the report at this time.”
In her post, Kristina says she was dating a friend of Ed’s, a producer, which is how she ended up at the actor’s home for a party. She claims Ed suggested they “should all f**k.” She was uncomfortable and said she was tired in an effort to get out of the situation. Ed allegedly encouraged her to rest in a guest room. When she woke up, she claims he was sexually assaulting her.
“I was woken up abruptly by Ed on top of me, his fingers entering my body,” she alleged. “I told him to stop, but he was strong. I fought him off as hard as I could but he grabbed by 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.” Absolutely terrifying.
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