"Gossip Girls" actor Ed Westwick is being accused of raping actress Kristina Cohen three years ago.
Well here’s a rather disturbing report/claim if true. According to 27-year old actress Kristina Cohen, Gossip Girls star/actor Ed Westwick allegedly raped her three years ago at a producer’s home in L.A.
Kristina revealed the disturbing news in a lengthy Facebook post on Monday, where she revealed the graphic encounter to her fans…
“I was sexually assaulted three years ago. It was a dark time in my life. My mom was dying of cancer and I didn’t have the support system or time to process and deal with the aftermath of the rape. I buried my pain and guilt to make space for the onslaught that came after my mom’s death, just three months later. Even now, I grapple with feelings of guilt. Unfounded worry that in some way I was to blame. I don’t know where these feelings come from. Social conditioning that everything is always the woman’s fault? That a man’s inability to keep himself off of our bodies is somehow because of us, not him? I’ve grown considerably in the three years since my assault, so to revisit is painful. To dig in and relive this night in order to accurately share the events, feels like a continued violation. My stomach is in knots, scared as hell to share this publicly, as even fully reconciling with myself has been a tough process.”
"I was briefly dating a producer who was friends with the actor Ed Westwick," Cohen wrote. "It was this producer who brought me up to Ed's house where I met Ed for the first time. I wanted to leave when Ed suggested 'we should all fuck.' But the producer didn't want to make Ed feel awkward by leaving.”
Cohen said Westwick apparently insisted that the couple stay for dinner, but Cohen, in an attempt to get out of the situation, said she was tired and wanted to leave. Westwick then offered up the guest bedroom for her to lie down for a bit, which she did. But when she woke up about 20 minutes later, Cohen says Westwick had his fingers in her, before he went on to full blown rape her.
“I was woken up abruptly by Ed on top of me, his fingers entering my body," the actress claimed. "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."
What’s almost worse is that her at-the-time boyfriend didn't help her either. According to Cohen, the producer apparently blamed her, telling her she was an "active participant," and that she couldn't tell anyone about what happened, or else "Ed will have people come after me, destroy me, and that I could forget about an acting career.”
Cohen made it clear that she chose to come forward now because she wants to help others realize they are not alone in their suffering. "Just as the other women and men coming forward have helped me to realize the same," she wrote. "I hope that my stories and the stories of others help to reset and realign the toxic environments and power imbalances that have created these monsters.”
However, since this story surfaced online, Westwick decided to address the allegation, and completely deny everything, even saying “he didn't know who she was.”
LAPD is reportedly investigating these reports, so we'll keep you posted if any more info comes to light. Read Kristina's full length Facebook post right here.