Ed Westwick has deleted statements he posted on social media denying sexual assault allegations made against him.
“It has come to the attention of investigators that Mr. Westwick has removed denials about alleged rapes of the victims in this investigation from his social media accounts that he had posted last November,” as a law enforcement source revealed. It’s not clear when the English actor wiped his posts but the news comes four days after the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office confirmed that his case was under review.
As previously reported, the Gossip Girl alum, 30, has been accused of sexual misconduct by three women — allegations he denied at the time on Twitter. Kristen Cohen alleged in November 2017 that Westwick raped her after a producer introduced her to the actor in 2014. Westwick wrote in a now-deleted tweet, “I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape.”
Actress Aurelie Wynn later detailed a similar 2014 incident on Facebook, claiming the Wicked City actor pushed her face down and assaulted her. Another woman, Rachel Eck subsequently told Buzzfeed that the actor had aggressively groped her.