Gossip Girl Star Denies Raping Actress

Actor Ed Westwick has been accused of rape by a 27-year-old woman in a lengthy Facebook post.

Actress Kristina Cohen claims that the 'Gossip Girl' star raped her in his Hollywood home back in February 2014.

But the British actor Ed Westwick is saying in his defence that he never met the woman.

However, she is claiming a one-time boyfriend of hers, a well-known film producer was in the house at the time of the alleged rape.

He tweeted, "'I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape."

She says that she was asleep in the actor's home when he allegedly raped her on the night in question.

"I was woken up abruptly by Ed on top of me, his fingers entering my body. I told him to stop, but he was strong," she claims.

"I fought him off as hard as I could but he grabbed my face in his hands, shaking me, telling me he wanted to fuck me.

"I was paralyzed, terrified. I couldn’t speak, I could no longer move. He held me down and raped me."

She claims that she later told the producer friend blamed her for the alleged rape!

"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," she claims.

"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."

Explaining why she has waited until now to bring the shock allegations to light, Kristina says: "It was a dark time in my life. My mom was dying of cancer and I didn’t have the support system or time to process and deal with the aftermath of the rape.

"I buried my pain and guilt to make space for the onslaught that came after my mom’s death, just three months later.

"Even now, I grapple with feelings of guilt. Unfounded worry that in some way I was to blame. I don’t know where these feelings come from. Social conditioning that everything is always the woman’s fault? That a man’s inability to keep himself off of our bodies is somehow because of us, not him?"

She also says that she hopes coming forward will "help others to know that they are not alone, that they are not to blame, and it is not their fault".

She adds, "Just as the other women and men coming forward have helped me to realize the same. I hope that my stories and the stories of others help to reset and realign the toxic environments and power imbalances that have created these monsters."

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