Ed Westwick has been accused of rape by a second woman, one day after he denied the accusations made by another woman.
The former Gossip Girl star had denied allegations of rape made by actress Kristina Cohen yesterday.
British star Westwick was accused of attacking Cohen, 27, three years ago at his house following dinner with her and a producer. In a social media post published on November 6, the actress alleged that Westwick, now 30, raped her and that she was coming forward amid the allegations made against other Hollywood figures including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and James Toback.
In a public social media post the woman, Aurélie Wynn, claims that she went ‘through a very similar ordeal with Ed Westwick’ as that alleged by Kristina Cohen. ‘Like Kristina, I said no and he pushed me face down and was powerless under his weight,’ she wrote. ‘I was wearing a one piece bathing suit that he ripped, I was in complete shock.’
She also claims that friends and family told her ‘not to say anything, to not be “that girl” and that no one would believe me’.
Westwick had responded to the previous allegation by saying in a short message sent on Twitter: ‘I do not know this woman. ‘I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape.’
Cohen claimed that she was ‘woken up abruptly’ to find Westwick attacking her. She continued: ‘It was a nightmare, and the days following weren’t any better.
The producer put the blame on me, telling me I was an active participant. Telling me that I can’t say anything because Ed will have people come after me, destroy me, and that I could forget about an acting career. Saying there’s no way I can go around saying Ed “raped” me and that I don’t want to be “that girl.”
‘And for the longest time, I believed him. I didn’t want to be “that girl”.’I now realize the ways in which these men in power prey on women, and how this tactic is used so frequently in our industry, and surely, in many others.’
The rape claim made against Westwick by the actress is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.