Ed Westwick has responded to Kristina Cohen's rape allegations
The Gossip Girl actor has since responded to the accusation.
Actress Kristina Cohen accused Ed Westwick of rape in a lengthy post on Facebook last night.
The actress says the incident happened three years ago after she was taken to Westwick’s home by a producer that was, at the time, her boyfriend.
The British actor has since spoken out about the allegations on Twitter, saying:
"I do not know this woman.
"I have never forced myself in any matter on any woman.
"I certainly have never committed rape."
— Ed Westwick (@EdWestwick) November 7, 2017
In her Facebook post, Cohen recalled Westwick suggesting that “we should all fuck” and wanting to leave, but being stopped by her boyfriend who thought doing so would “make Ed feel awkward”.
The actress said she was uncomfortable and tired and was told by Westwick to take a nap in a guest bedroom.
A short while later, she woke to find Westwick on top of her with “his fingers entering my body”.
Cohen said in the time that followed the incident, her boyfriend repeatedly blamed her for the incident, telling her she was “an active participant”
However, in posting her story online, Cohen says she hopes she can help other victims find the bravery to come forward, as those before her helped her.
“I hope my coming forward will help others to know that they are not alone, that they are not to blame, and it is not their fault.
“Just as the other women and men coming forward have helped me to realise the same."