Ed Westwick just deleted all of his social media posts denying rape allegations
‘I certainly have never committed rape’
Amid reports of a LAPD investigation, Ed Westwick deleted every social media post denying assorted sexual assault allegations from several women.
Two weeks ago, the Gossip Girl actor was named by a fourth woman in a lawsuit claiming he held her captive for two days and raped her. According to court documents, he repeatedly raped Haley Camille Freedman, a 20-year-old stylist, in 2014 at his Hollywood home. The lawsuit says Westwick attacked her over and over again in his mansion and wouldn't allow her to leave.
In a Tweet he posted defending himself at the time, Westwick, 30, said: "I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape." Today, he deleted it along with other denials of separate allegations.
In November 2017, Rachel Eck, a 23-year-old executive assistant, told BuzzFeed that Westwick assaulted her in 2014 after they were introduced by her ex-boyfriend.
This incident happened in the same year as the two rape claims made by actresses Aurélie Wynn and Kristina Cohen.
Cohen was the first woman to accuse Westwick. She says three years ago, she was woken up by Ed on top of her, "his fingers entering my body. He held me down and raped me."
Wynn was the second woman to accuse Westwick, describing an alleged attack in which "he pushed me face down and I was powerless under his weight." Wynn says her boyfriend blamed her for it, and subsequently dumped her.
“It is disheartening and sad to me that as a result of two unverified and probably untrue social media claims, there are some in this environment who could ever conclude that I have had anything to do with such vile and horrific conduct," Westwick's now-deleted tweet about Cohen and Wynn's allegations read. "I have absolutely not, and I am cooperating with the authorities so that they can clear my name as soon as possible.”
Reportedly, deleting the tweets was a suggestion by Westwick's lawyer, who enforces a policy against clients discussing pending cases on social media.