LA Police officially investigating Ed Westwick over rape allegations
The actor was accused of raping a woman three years ago.
Los Angeles Police Department is now investigating Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick over a rape allegation made by Kristina Cohen on Facebook this week.
The LAPD received a statement from the alleged victim yesterday, according to reports.
The case will be dealt with by LAPD’s Robbery/Homicide Division which is said to handle high-profile cases.
Kristina Cohen accused Westwick of raping her in 2014 in a lengthy post on Facebook.
The actress said the incident happened after she was taken to Westwick’s home by a producer that was at the time her boyfriend, and woke from a nap to find Westwick on top of her.
However, Westwick has since come forward to deny the claims, saying:
“I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape.”
— Ed Westwick (@EdWestwick) November 7, 2017