'Gossip Girl' star Ed Westwick denies rape allegation

Ed Westwick

Ed Westwick

After actress Kristina Cohen claimed that Ed Westwick had once raped her, the Gossip Girl star took to Instagram to deny the woman's allegations.

"I wanted to leave when Ed suggested 'we should all fuck, '" Cohen wrote. "Just as the other women and men coming forward have helped me to realize the same", she wrote.

In a lengthy and hugely detailed account, the actress recalls being held down and raped by the British actor after he digitally penetrated her without her consent in his apartment.

Cohen tried to say she was exhausted to get out of the situation, but Westwick suggested she sleep in his guest room-and she did.

Cohen claimed that she was "woken up abruptly" to find Westwick attacking her. I told him to stop, but he was strong.

'I was paralyzed, terrified.

'And for the longest time, I believed him. "He held me down and raped me", she continued.


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Writing to his 5million followers, he said: "I do not know this woman". Cohen said her then-boyfriend, a producer, brought her to his house for dinner. It was a nightmare, and the days following weren't any better.

Cohen recounts in her post that Westwick made some incredibly inappropriate remarks that sparked her desire to leave.

Westwick took to Twitter to defend himself on the allegations, stating that he has never even met Cohen.

"The producer put the blame on me, telling me I was an active participant". Harris also specified that the reporter who wrote the story is based on the East Coast, and she's based on the West Coast, so she didn't see the story until it was already live on the site.

Cohen alleges that her boyfriend proceeded to place the blame on her for the assault and that if she came forward, her career would be ruined. Westwick's manager did not immediately respond to TIME's request for comment. "Interviewed by prestigious platforms such as the Oxford Union Society at Oxford University, where he was honored as one of their 'People who Shape our World, '" she added. Cohen wrote. "Men like Ed using fame and power to rape and intimidate but then continue through the world collecting accolades".

Westwick, who starred in all six seasons of the hit CW drama Gossip Girl, has denied the allegations against him. He now stars on the BBC Two series "White Gold".

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