Ed Westwick accused of sexual assault by third woman

By Wade Sheridan
Ed Westwick has been accused of rape for the third time. on January 6, 2016. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
1 of 2 | Ed Westwick has been accused of rape for the third time. on January 6, 2016. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Ed Westwick is facing sexual assault allegations for a third time from a creative producer who says the actor made unwanted advances and groped her in 2014.

Rachel Eck, who was a 23-year-old assistant at the time she met Westwick, told her story to Buzzfeed Tuesday explaining that she came into contact with the actor through her ex-boyfriend, Australian film producer Kaine Harling.


After not bringing a friend along to a Hollywood hotel to meet with Westwick and Harling, Eck says the Gossip Girl star "turned his sights on me."

Westwick would "try to kiss me or kind of push me up against the wall," Eck said when Harling would leave the two alone. Eck attempted to leave and was told by Harling that Westwick "didn't mean it" and wanted to apologize.

Eck says she was sexually assaulted again. "Ed then pulled me onto the bed and aggressively groped me," she recounted. "I shoved him off as quickly as I could and left."

Westwick is also facing rape allegations from former actress Aurelie Wynn, who went by the name Auralie Marie Cao during her acting career and from actress Kristina Cohen who filed a police report recently at the LAPD's Hollywood Division. Both women say the 30-year-old also sexually assaulted them in 2014.


Westwick, who has not commented on Eck's claims, recently denied the previous two allegations stating, "It is disheartening and sad to me that as a result of two unverified and provably untrue social media claims, there are some in this environment who could ever conclude I have had anything to do with such vile and horrific conduct. I have absolutely not, and I am cooperating with the authorities so that they can clear my name as soon as possible."

BBC drama Ordeal by Innocence which stars Westwick has not been aired on the network due to the allegations. White Gold a series that also stars Westwick, has had production on Season 2 disrupted.

"These are serious allegations which Ed Westwick has strenuously denied. The BBC is not making any judgment, but until these matters are resolved we will not include Ordeal by Innocence in the schedules. The independent production company making White Gold has informed us that Ed Westwick has paused from filming while he deals with these allegations," BBC said in a statement.

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