Second Woman Accuses Ed Westwick of Sexual Assault
The 'Gossip Girl' star vehemently denies both claims: "I am cooperating with the authorities so that they can clear my name as soon as possible."
A second woman has come forward to accuse Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick of sexual assault. Former actress Aurelie Wynn posted a lengthy statement on her personal Facebook account alleging that Westwick "pushed me face down" and sexually assaulted her at his home in July 2014.
In her statement, Wynn claims she 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." Once there, Wynn said they "all hung out until 5 a.m.," when the sun started to rise, at which point she retired to one of the bedrooms. She claims she awoke to Westwick on top of her, saying she was "powerless under [Westwick's] weight" and that she was "wearing a one piece bathing suit that he ripped."
Wynn says she exited Westwick's home afterward, taking "a video of my experience getting out of the house since it's literally a maze," and asked a friend to call her an Uber home. She then told her boyfriend at the time, Glee star Mark Salling, who was indicted in 2016 for possession of child pornography, that she had been raped by Westwick. Wynn claims that Salling "pretended not to know [Westwick], then blamed me for it and broke it off with me."
Shortly after Wynn's post went up, Westwick responded with a denial of her claims on Twitter: "It is disheartening and sad to me that as a result of two unverified and provably untrue social media claims, there are some in this environment who could ever conclude I have had anything to do with such vile and horrific conduct. I have absolutely not, and I am cooperating with the authorities so that they can clear my name as soon as possible."
Wynn's accusations come days after actress Kristina Cohen's similar claims that Westwick raped her in February 2014 while she was visiting his home. Cohen's claims mirror Wynn's in that the actress stated she woke up to Westwick "on top of" her.
Wynn thanked Cohen in her statement, saying, "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."
Westwick similarly denied Cohen's accusations, saying, "I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape."
The LAPD is investigating Cohen's claims against Westwick.