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- Actress Kristina Cohen accused actor Ed Westwick of raping her in 2014. Westwick denied the accusation in a statement, and said he didn’t know Cohen. Cohen filed a police report, and the LAPD is investigating her accusation.
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a rape allegation against “Gossip Girl” star Ed Westwick, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
On Monday, actress Kristina Cohen wrote in a Facebook post that Westwick raped her at his Los Angeles home in February 2014. Westwick has denied the incident ever occurred, writing in a statement that he didn’t know Cohen. Cohen has since filed a police report at the LAPD’s Hollywood precinct, according to THR.
THR obtained a copy of the report, which states that police are investigating the claim that the “suspect forced victim to have sexual intercourse inside his residence three years ago.”
Westwick played Chuck Bass on The CW’s “Gossip Girl,” and currently stars on the BBC series “White Gold.” In a tweet and Instagram post on Tuesday, Westwick denied Cohen’s allegation.
“I do not know this woman,” Westwick wrote. “I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape.” On Tuesday afternoon, Cohen’s representative told Business Insider she had “no comment at this time” about Westwick’s denial.
In Cohen’s Facebook post and an interview with THR, she said Westwick raped her in his home, which she visited with producer Kaine Harling, whom she dated briefly in 2013.
“I was woken up abruptly by Ed on top of me, his fingers entering my body,” Cohen wrote on Facebook. “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— me. I was paralyzed, terrified. I couldn’t speak, I could no longer move. He held me down and raped me.”