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- On Monday, actress Kristina Cohen accused “Gossip Girl” actor Ed Westwick of rape. She filed a police report to the LAPD, which is investigating the allegation. On Wednesday, a second woman, actress Aurélie Wynn, accused Westwick of rape. Wynn said the alleged assault happened in July 2014, and that she was inspired to come forward after hearing Cohen’s story.
A second woman has accused actor Ed Westwick of rape. Westwick is well known for his role as Chuck Bass on “Gossip Girl.”
In a statement posted on Twitter and Instagram, Westwick denied the claim, saying he has “absolutely not” committed these alleged acts.
On Monday, actress Kristina Cohen wrote in a Facebook post that Westwick raped her at his Los Angeles home in February 2014. On Tuesday, Westwick denied the incident 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 The Hollywood Reporter.
Now a second woman, actress Aurélie Wynn, has accused Westwick of rape. Wynn wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday that Westwick sexually assaulted her in July 2014.
“I said no and he pushed me face down and was powerless under his weight,” Wynn wrote. Wynn wrote that she was wearing a one-piece bathing suit at the time of the alleged assault, and said Westwick ripped it.
Wynn also said that at the time the alleged assault occurred, she was dating “Glee” actor Mark Salling. Wynn said when she told Salling about the incident, he blamed her and broke up with her. Salling recently pleaded guilty to child pornography possession.
Wynn wrote that she felt inspired to come forward after Cohen did.
“I believe you Kristina Cohen and thank you for speaking up so eloquently and really encompassing what young female actresses have to go through at the hands of men like Ed Westwick,” Wynn wrote. “Without you I would not have had the strength to speak up publicly about my ordeal.”
Here is Westwick’s full statement, which he posted on social media Thursday:
“It is disheartening and sad to me that as a result of two unverified and provably untrue social media claims, there are some in this environment who could ever conclude I have had anything to do with such vile and horrific conduct. I have absolutely not, and I am cooperating with the authorities so that they can clear my name as soon as possible.”
Wynn did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment. Business Insider has also reached out to Westwick’s lawyer for comment.
You can read Wynn’s entire post below: