Ed Westwick is denying allegations that he allegedly raped actress Kristina Cohen in 2014. In a brief statement posted on Twitter and Instagram on Tuesday, the former Gossip Girl actor wrote: “I certainly have never committed rape” and also denied knowing Cohen.
On Monday, Cohen described the alleged assault in a public Facebook post, and hours after it was reported that the Los Angeles Police Department were investigating the situation.
In her post, Cohen wrote that at the time, she was dating a producer who brought her to Westwick’s home, where the two met for the first time. “I wanted to leave when Ed suggested ‘we should all f***.’ But the producer didn’t want to make Ed feel awkward by leaving.”
She alleges that Westwick suggested they stay for dinner and when she said she was tired, hoping it would be a good enough reason to leave, he told her to take a nap in the guest bedroom.
Cohen wrote: “I was woken up abruptly by Ed on top of me. 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.”
Before Westwick’s statement, Cohen had also filed a police report with the LAPD and they are investigating the allegations. ~Hayley Michaud