Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick won't be charged with sex crime; prosecutors cite insufficient evidence

Prosecutors in the Ed Westwick case said that while in two of the instances, there were no witnesses who could sufficiently corroborate the allegations to support a case, in the third instance, the woman did not cooperate with investigators.

FP Staff July 28, 2018 10:55:50 IST
Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick won't be charged with sex crime; prosecutors cite insufficient evidence

Los Angeles: Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to file charges against Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick after an investigation was conducted into rape allegations involving three women in 2014.

Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick wont be charged with sex crime prosecutors cite insufficient evidence

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Prosecutors released a document outlining its decision on 27 July after celebrity website TMZ reported the decision involving the British actor.

Westwick's manager did not return a request for comment on 27 July.

In two of the instances, prosecutors said there were no witnesses who could sufficiently corroborate the allegations to support a case. In the third instance, the woman did not cooperate with investigators.

Actress Kristina Cohen said in November that Westwick sexually assaulted in 2014 and she confirmed filing a police report against the actor. In a lengthy Facebook post, Cohen had alleged that the rape occurred at Westwick's apartment. Cohen said she met Westwick for the first time when she visited the 30-year-old actor's apartment with her then- boyfriend who was friends with him.

In similar fashion to Cohen, Aurelie Wynn posted her story on Facebook describing how she went ‘through a very similar ordeal with Ed Westwick’ at a party in 2014.
Westwick at the time denied that he had raped or forced himself on any woman.

(With inputs from The Associated Press)

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