Another Actress Accuses Ed Westwick Of Sexual Assault
Former actress Aurélie Wynn has followed Kristina Cohen in coming forward with rape allegations against “Gossip Girls” star Ed Westwick, Page Six reports.
Cohen came forward with her claims against the 30-year-old actor in a Facebook post on Monday. Wynn also made her allegations in a lengthy Facebook post, which she she shared on Wednesday afternoon, and many of the details resemble that of Cohen’s.
Wynn was hanging out with a group of people who eventually ended up at a place that Westwick was renting at the time in July of 2014. She claims the group stayed up until about 5 a.m. at which point everyone decided to get a few hours of sleep because the sun was coming up. (RELATED: LAPD Investigating Rape Claim Against ‘Gossip Girl’ Actor)
“Like Kristina, I said no and he pushed me face down and was powerless under his weight,” Wynn says in the post. “I was wearing a one piece bathing suit that he ripped, I was in complete shock, I am also very tiny.”
Wynn told several friends and her boyfriend about the encounter, who all told her not to say anything because she didn’t want to be “that girl,” similar to Cohen’s experience.
“And so I kept quiet and soon got to see and hear how prevalent sexual assault and intimidation goes on in this industry…to the point where I questioned how much I really wanted to be in entertainment as I didn’t see it getting better,” she continued. “And at what cost?”
Wynn has since moved on from acting, but revealed her allegations against Westwick to “reenforce Kristin Cohen’s claim” because she believes her story to be true. (RELATED: Actress Accuses Ed Westwick Of Rape With Graphic Details)
“I am so incredibly thankful all of this is finally coming to light and that there is justice in the world,” Wynn concluded. “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 denied Cohen’s claims after her Facebook post made it’s way around the Internet, claiming he didn’t even know her and has never forced himself “in any manner, on any woman.” The LAPD is now investigating Cohen’s claim after she filed a police report regarding the incident.