Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick was recently accused of raping actress Kristina Cohen. The report dropped a couple of days ago via Cohen's Facebook where she recounted the details of the alleged attack. Westwick has completely denied the claims, saying he does not know Cohen, never met her and has never assaulted a woman, let alone rape one. Public opinion as to whether or not the allegations are true has been teetering back and forth but as a second victim comes forward, it looks like Westwick is guilty.
Cohen's public report of her encounter ended up inspiring Aurelie Wynn to come forward with a Westwick encounter of her own from 2014 with a very similar sequence of events. Aurelie shared her experience via Facebook:
"In July 2014, I went through a very similar ordeal with Ed Westwick, I was ubered by Ed to the Glendower Estates where he was renting following an invite from a girl friend of mine who was dating his roommate a cast member on Glee, we all hung out until 5am, sun was starting to rise since it was summer so we all decided to get a few hours of shut eye since we all had events and things to do the next day and there are plenty of bedrooms."
"And like Kristina, I said no and he pushed me face down and was powerless under his weight. I was wearing a one piece bathing suit that he ripped, I was in complete shock, I am also very tiny. When it was over I got my cellphone and found that the girl that had invited me had left or got kicked out. I had terrible service in the estate without access to the wifi and had to get another friend to get me an Uber out of there while Ed was passed out."
"The house is so big I took a video of my experience getting out of the house since it's literally a maze. I told the guy I was seeing that I got raped, Mark Salling, and when he found out by who he pretended not to know him, then blamed me for it and broke it off with me. My other friends and people around me told me it was best not to say anything, to not be "that girl" and that no one would believe me and think I was just out trying to get my 10 seconds of fame."
"I am so incredibly thankful all of this is finally coming to light and that there is justice in the world. I believe you Kristina Cohen and thank you for speaking up so eloquently and really encompassing what young female actresses have to go through at the hands of men like Ed Westwick. Without you I would not have had the strength to speak up publicly about my ordeal. #metoo"
It should be noted that Cohen's account also happened in 2014. Cohen also had a boyfriend, who was an alleged producer-friend of Westwick's.