Actress Kristina Cohen, 27, has accused Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick of rape, in a Facebook post shared on Monday. She has alleged that the actor raped her three years ago, while she was visiting Westwick with her boyfriend. After insisting that the couple stayed for dinner, Cohen said that she was “tired and wanted to leave, trying to get out of what was already an uncomfortable situation,” Westwick suggested that Cohen take a nap in his bedroom. After falling asleep, Cohen claimed that she “was woken up abruptly by Ed on top of me, his fingers entering my body.”
The last month has been incredibly difficult. Like so many women I too have a story of sexual assault, and the…
Westwick has since denied these allegations, taking to Instagram with an abrupt statement.
“I do not know this woman,” he wrote. “I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape.”
“It was a nightmare,” Cohen’s post continued. “And the days following weren’t any better…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.”