Another woman has accused Ed Westwick of sexual assault, just days after actress, Kristina Cohen, came forward with allegations against the Gossip Girl star. This time, it’s a woman named Aurelie Wynn, who claims her experience with the actor was similar to the one his first accuser.
In a lengthy Facebook post, the actress claims Ed sexually assaulted her in July 2014 at a vacation home he was renting. “I said no and he pushed me face down and was powerless under his weight,” she wrote. “I was wearing a one piece bathing suit that he ripped, I was in complete shock.”
A post shared by Aurélie Wynn (@lovelyrellie) on Oct 21, 2015 at 4:50am PDT
Aurelia also revealed that she told her then-boyfriend Glee star Mark Salling, who recently pled guilty to possessing child pornography, about the incident. However, he pretended not to know Ed, blamed her for what happened, and broke up with her.
Aurelie also revealed she kept quiet following the incident because friends warned her “that no one would believe [her]” and she would be labeled “that girl” or seen as someone “trying to get my 10 seconds of fame.”
She also says that even before the recent sexual assault problem in Hollywood came to public light, she became aware of how common it was and it made her wonder if she wanted to be involved in the industry at all. “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 said.
However, it was the first accuser’s decision to come forward that inspired Aurelie to do the same. “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,” she wrote. She then signed off with the #MeToo hashtag which has been widely circulating ever since the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
Ed has not responded to the allegations made against him by Aurelie, but he did comment on Kristina’s claims, saying, “I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape.”
A post shared by Ed Westwick (@edwestwick) on Nov 7, 2017 at 8:46am PST
Kristina shared her story on Facebook just a few days ago, detailing the night Ed raper her. “I was paralyzed, terrified. I couldn’t speak, I could no longer move. He held me down and raped me,” she claimed.
Ed is currently under police investigation after a report was filed on Tuesday detailing the alleged sexual assault.
[Update: Ed Westwick has responded to the second report maintaining his innocence with a tweet a few hours after Aurelie made her statement.]
— Ed Westwick (@EdWestwick) November 9, 2017