After Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment cases got exposed in the media and Alyssa Milano started #MeToo Twitter Hashtag, we can see many celebrities opening up about the sexual harassment and allegations they went through.
In the growing list, Edward Jack Peter Westwick aka Ed Westwick has been accused of rape by actress Kristina Cohen. But Ed Westwick strictly denied the allegation. Read the entire story below:
27-year-old actress Kristina Cohen claimed in a Facebook post on November 6, Monday that the Gossip Girl alum sexually assaulted her at his apartment around three years ago.
Soon after, Westwick too his Twitter and denied the allegation that he raped her on Tuesday, November 7. He stated: "I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape."
The actress revealed in her post that she has always struggled with the decision of sharing the story with the public, but she then decided to share it so that people can overcome their struggles. She furthermore explained that Westwick raped her during her brief relationship with one of an unnamed producer.
Her unnamed producer boyfriend brought her to Ed's house. Ed insisted them to stay for dinner. While Cohen said that she was tired and wanted to leave, Ed suggested taking a nap in the guest bedroom.
Ed Westwick Source: hollywoodtake
After Cohen's boyfriend said that they would leave the apartment in 20 minutes, Cohen went straight up to the guest room and fell asleep. She claimed:
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–k me. I was paralyzed, terrified. I couldn’t speak, I could no longer move. He held me down and raped me.
When Cohen shared the story with the producer, he blamed her for the alleged encounter. He then pressured her to stay quiet.