BBC Won't Air Agatha Christie Adaptation With Ed Westwick Amid Sexual Assault Claims

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Ed Westwick

The actor also stopped filming BBC comedy 'White Gold.'

The BBC said Friday it won't air Agatha Christie adaptation Ordeal by Innocence with Ed Westwick amid sexual assault allegations against the actor.

"These are serious allegations, which Ed Westwick has strenuously denied," the U.K. public broadcaster said. "The BBC is not making any judgment but until these matters are resolved we will not include Ordeal by Innocence in the schedules."

It added: "The independent production company making White Gold has informed us that Ed Westwick has paused from filming while he deals with these allegations."

Two women have accused the Gossip Girl star of sexual assault. Former actress Aurelie Wynn posted a statement on her personal Facebook account this week, alleging that Westwick "pushed me face down" and sexually assaulted her at his home in July 2014.

That came after actress Kristina Cohen's claims that Westwick raped her in February 2014 while she was visiting his home. Westwick has denied the allegations.

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