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- A third woman, Rachel Eck, has accused actor Ed Westwick of sexual assault.
- Eck alleged that Westwick groped her in a Los Angeles hotel room in 2014.
- Last week, two women accused Westwick of rape.
- The LAPD is investigating the first accusation, it confirmed to Business Insider.
Three women have now accused Ed Westwick, who played Chuck Bass on The CW’s “Gossip Girl,” of sexual assault.
Westwick is currently the star of BBC’s “White Gold.” He also had a role in BBC’s miniseries “Ordeal by Innocence,” but BBC pulled the release from its Christmas schedule amid the accusations against him.
Last week, two women came forward and accused Westwick of rape. First was actress Kristina Cohen, who told her story in a Facebook post. 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.
Two days later, actress Aurélie Wynn accused Westwick of rape. Wynn wrote in a Facebook post that Westwick sexually assaulted her in July 2014. Westwick also denied Wynn’s accusation, saying he had “absolutely not” committed any of these acts.
And now a third woman, Rachel Eck, has told BuzzFeed News that Westwick assaulted her in a hotel room in Los Angeles in February 2014, the same year Cohen and Wynn alleged he raped them.
Eck, then an executive assistant, and her ex-boyfriend, producer Kaine Harling, had plans to hang out in a room at the Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood, she said. (Harling is also an ex-boyfriend of Cohen, and was present the night Westwick allegedly raped her, Cohen told The Hollywood Reporter.)
Eck told BuzzFeed News that Harling brought Westwick with him to the hotel room. Throughout the night, Eck said that when they were alone, Westwick tried to kiss her, and pushed her against the wall multiple times. Eck also said that she pushed him off every time he made advances. Westwick, however, got more “handsy” as the night went on, she said.
When Eck told Harling about Westwick’s behavior, he shrugged it off, she said. Eck then told Harling she was going to leave, and Harling told her Westwick wanted to apologize, according to Eck.
“Ed then pulled me onto the bed and aggressively groped me,” Eck said. “I shoved him off as quickly as I could and left. I have never felt so uncomfortable in a situation like that in my entire life.”
Representatives for Ed Westwick were not immediately available for comment.