The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office confirmed that actor Ed Westwick is officially under investigation for alleged sex crimes, as reported by Deadline.
Westwick, formerly of the primetime soap opera Gossip Girl, was accused of sexual assault by several women in Nov. of last year, with four alleged victims now making allegations.
“I can confirm that a case was presented to our office involving Ed Westwick,” a spokesperson for the DA’s office told reporters. “The matter is under review. The District Attorney’s office does not identify victims of sex crimes and, therefore, cannot provide any information on who the allegations involve.”
Actress Kristina Cohen, the first alleged victim to step forward, stated on Facebook that Westwick sexually assaulted her three years ago when she fell asleep at his home.
“I told him to stop, but he was strong,” she wrote. “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*ck me. I was paralyzed, terrified. I couldn’t speak, I could no longer move. He held me down and raped me.”
Actress Aurélie Wynn, whose stage name was Aurelie Marie Cao, issued a similar claim, stating that Westwick raped her when she fell asleep after a party. Hollywood producer Rachel Eck was the third woman to accuse Westwick of sexual assault, detailing an incident in which the actor allegedly groped her at an Oscars afterparty in 2014.
“Ed then pulled me onto the bed and aggressively groped me,” she told Buzzfeed News. “I have never felt so uncomfortable in a situation like that in my entire life.”
The most shocking allegations came from hair stylist Haley Camille Freedman, who told Daily Mail that the actor repeatedly raped her as he held her captive at his home for two entire days during the summer of 2014.
“[Westwick] pinned me down and had sex with me violently, he choked me and spat on me and I was scared,” she said. “It went from being a nice night to my worst nightmare.”
As stated by the DA, it has not been announced which charges are being pursued by law enforcement.
Westwick had previously denied the accusations in two separate tweets that have since been deleted.
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