Ed Westwick Won't Face Rape Charges Due to Insufficient Evidence
The 'Gossip Girl' alum was accused in November of raping two women and sexually assaulting a third in 2014.
Ed Westwick won't face charges for rape, the Los Angeles Country District Attorney's office confirms to The Hollywood Reporter. Prosecutors say there is not sufficient evidence.
The Gossip Girl alum was accused in November of raping two women and sexually assaulting a third in 2014. Actress Kristina Cohen was the first to speak out against Westwick last fall, claiming in a lengthy Facebook post that the actor raped her at his home in West L.A. Actress Aurelie Wynn also accused Westwick of rape, and another actress, Rachel Eck, accused him of sexual assault.
Though two of the women provided additional witnesses to corroborate their stories, prosecutors working on the case said there wasn't enough evidence to pursue charges, according to a Friday memo obtained by THR.
"Those witnesses were not able to provide information that would enable the prosecution to prove either incident beyond a reasonable doubt," the memo read. "Prosecution on those two incidents is declined due to insufficient evidence."
Westwick — who has strongly denied the claims against him — was set to star in the upcoming BBC television adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Ordeal by Innocence. But he was recast soon after the allegations broke last year.