Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick denies rape allegations on his social media accounts
But even Gossip Girl fan accounts are dragging him
Yesterday, LA-based actress Kristina Cohen came forward accusing actor Ed Westwick, best known for his role as Chuck Bass in "Gossip Girl," of raping her.
Today, Westwick refuted the claim, saying, "I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape."
Kristina Cohen describes the alleged rape on Facebook
"I was sexually assaulted three years ago," Cohen writes about Ed Westwick.
She says her boyfriend, a producer, took her to Ed's house for the first time, where Ed suggested they "all fuck." Cohen claims she asked to leave, but her boyfriend wanted to stay for dinner.
"I laid down in the guest room where I eventually fell asleep," she wrote. "I was woken up abruptly by Ed on top of me, his fingers entering my body. 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 fuck me. I was paralyzed, terrified. I couldn’t speak, I could no longer move. He held me down and raped me."
Cohen says the producer she was dating put the blame on her, slamming her as an "active participant." He threatened that if she said anything or told anyone, Ed would have "people come after" and "destroy" him.
Leighton Meester, who plays his love interest in Gossip Girl, might have unfollowed him
Westwick's claim to fame is his portrayal of Gossip Girl's Chuck Bass, a 20-something billionaire who had a rape storyline on the show, where he played opposite love interest Blair Waldorf, played by Leighton Meester.
leighton meester unfollowed ed westwick. a queen pic.twitter.com/YAfSr0asHH
— felicite (@fizfizzfizx) November 7, 2017
Now fan accounts are dragging him, too
This Chuck and Blair account with 21K followers says they "cannot ignore allegations made against him."
A statement about Ed Westwick: pic.twitter.com/h71Czf9k71
— Chuck and Blair (@parisinthe1920s) November 7, 2017
When I realise I can never watch gossip girl again and feel the same way about Chuck Bass again because of the Ed Westwick allegation pic.twitter.com/Lx1iKCvlIQ
— Sharnssssss. (@chokeraddict) November 7, 2017
Me when I discovered that Ed Westwick wasn’t trending because of a possible gossip girl reboot… pic.twitter.com/5vbqgKkCHY
— mo (@UnderratedAwad) November 7, 2017
I will never watch gossip girl in the same way again Ed Westwick has ruined it for me now pic.twitter.com/6yH0syb34i
— V (@Vickybentleyy) November 7, 2017
And even his Wikipedia has been updated
SOMEBODY EDITED ED WESTWICK'S WIKI PAGE "Edward Jack Peter "Ed" Westwick (born 1987)is a rapist, best known for his role as Chuck Bass…" pic.twitter.com/GC0JADwbBA
— Stranger Flings (@JDBiebersKitten) November 7, 2017
We've reached out to Cohen and Westwick for comment, and will update this story as more information becomes available. Read Cohen's full Facebook post here.
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