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Ed Westwick Responds to Rape Allegation: 'I Do Not Know This Woman'

Ed Westwick Responds to Rape Allegation: 'I Do Not Know This Woman'

Ed Westwick is firing back at actress Kristina Cohen, who claims that she was raped by the 30-year-old Gossip Girl actor three years ago.

“I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape,” Ed wrote on his Twitter on Tuesday (November 7) in a statement.

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The 27-year-old Ladies Like Us actress, who made the allegation on her Facebook page, has not yet responded to Ed‘s statement.

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  • AeeJay

    these actors have all lost their minds. just wow.

  • meme

    He’s denying it which none of the others who were accused did. Maybe she did make it up? Why believe the woman over the man? Men can’t be victims of slander?

  • rainie chang

    well now she needs to prove she knows him

  • AeeJay

    lmao why would he not deny it? its rape. his career would be over.. he has no choice but to deny it.

  • meme

    Why do you automatically believe this woman? You think women don’t lie? I suggest you review the infamous UVA case that Rolling Stone had to retract. If he did rape her, why didn’t she go to the police? It’s not like he’s this big powerful player in Hollywood.

  • LittlePaperStars

    Not saying this didn’t happen, who knows, it’s a she said, he said case atm and probably will remain that way without a third party confirmation. I’m always inclined to believe a victim until it’s disproved. But sooner or later someone is going to lie their ass off about something someone did for 5 minutes in the spotlight because there’s just way too much heat on this whole subject at the moment

  • Will

    A lot of men are looking at violent pornography so it’s not so difficult to see how common assaults are getting, unless you believe men don’t do what arouses them.

  • Raspitou

    The industry – and our culture at large – has definitely been misogynistic for far too long. So it’s wonderful to see the pendulum swing to the other end of the spectrum.

    That said, I have to be wary of witch hunts where all that is necessary to ruin your entire professional and social life is even the vaguest whiff of suspicion, let alone a full accusation. On one hand, I agree that accusers have nothing to gain and a lot to lose by coming forward…on the other, whatever happened to “innocent until proven guilty”? Yes, I know that proof in cases of sexual harassment, assault, and rape is extremely tricky, if not impossible, in cases that were not reported at the time.

    So we resort to social media accusations and shaming. Which, again, is a great step forward in our culture, but let’s not get too carried away and retain our critical judgment.

    In this case, Ed Westwick has made things really easy for the victim now. By denying he knows her at all, the bar for the standard of truth has fallen considerably. All she has to do now is prove she knows him – if she can do that, his entire credibility crumbles, which means he probably did rape her. If Westwick had admitted to knowing her, but contested the details in her narrative, that’s one thing. But by denying knowing her at all, he’s making it easier for her to prove he is lying (IF indeed he is; who knows?).

    Now all she has to do is get corroboration from her ex the producer, or any other friends or people from that social circle. It’s especially interesting that she didn’t name the producer boyfriend at all in her statement….so she’s protecting his identity. He sounds somewhat complicit in all this. She could always say, “If you don’t back me up, I’ll name you publicly. I don’t expect you to back up my rape allegation because you weren’t in the room, but you DO know that I know him.” And I’m sure there are other details she will know – his home address, the details of the place, others who were there.

    When you’re talking about rape, it’s a criminal matter, and the producer friend would have to be very stupid to try to cover something like that up. Even if he does, there are probably other ways to prove it.

    So for now, I’ll give Westwick the benefit of the doubt.

    If he’s telling the truth, the gal won’t have any more cards to play.

    If he’s lying, his house of cards is going to tumble really damn fast because proving you met someone is way easier than proving rape. And by blowing a giant hole in his credibility, the rape allegation becomes believable.

    So let’s just wait and see how this shakes out…

  • AeeJay

    where in my comment to you did I say I believe her? Are you blind or just plain dumb?

  • suzybel

    Geez, they’re really coming out of the woodwork now!

  • Danae

    She’s very quick to out the actor but leaves the identity of “the producer” a mystery.
    Wondering why she did not leave after “Ed” made the proposal if that made her so uncomfortable. If I am feeling like something bad is about to happen to me in a presence of a man, I LEAVE. I don’t care about the feelings of a person who might potentially hurt me.

  • plez

    People on twitter are posting the producer’s name is Kaine Harling.
    Ed Westwick tweeted Kaine in 2015

    Ed Westwick‏Verified account @EdWestwick 2 Apr 2015
    Presley. cheers for the snap @kaineharling
    https://twitter.com/EdWestwick/status/583511298404679680

    So a small link between the two has been established.

  • rui santos

    Here we go again. Can’t this famous people put it in their pants?

  • meme

    I don’t deal with people like you. Bye.

  • meme

    Maybe he DOESN’T know her.

  • AeeJay

    OR cus you have no explanation for being an ignoramus.

  • Raspitou

    I don’t understand your point. I considered the possibility that he doesn’t know her in my post:

    “For now, I’ll give Westwick the benefit of the doubt.
    If he’s telling the truth, the gal won’t have any way forward.”

    So what’s your point? Do you have anything new or insightful to contribute? Any questions or thoughtful speculation?

  • meme

    do you actually think i read your essay?

  • 777

    It’s pretty simple, if she did it just to put her name out there, she would’ve chosen someone who’s famous. Westwick hasn’t done anything since GG ended and most people don’t even know who he is. The fact that she chose to name him of all people shows they actually know each other, which means he’s lying.

  • GraceThalia

    Her story sounds really odd. She went to a strangers house who immediately suggested everyone have sex. Then she wanted to leave but took a 20 minute nap in the stranger’s guest room instead. Nothing about that story seems like normal social behavior.

    It’s also interesting that he flat out denies knowing her. That’s something that could be more easily proven/disproven. If it’s discovered he lied about that his credibility is gone.

  • Raspitou

    I don’t care if you read it – but if you didn’t read it, don’t comment on it.

    Why comment on something you don’t know? That’s what nitwits do.

  • Raspitou

    Oh, and also? If you don’t agree with what I’ve said, then feel free to use the “block user” feature instead of flagging my valid post as “spam”.

    You’re not only a nitwit, but a coward as well.

  • Phil the Donahue

    harvey is still denying it. this dude has rape face.

  • Phil the Donahue

    statistically women don’t make up rape cause it’s very unpleasant.

  • Phil the Donahue

    you were raped by your mom.

  • Phil the Donahue

    cause hollywood isn’t normal. driving is the biggest pain in the ass; ergo, you take naps just to prepare to get on the 405.

  • Phil the Donahue

    maybe she didn’t think that a fellow actor would rape her. good for you for knowing exactly how you would behave at all times even if you trust someone.

  • Phil the Donahue

    creepy rape face

  • meme

    Well, I choose to wait for the facts. This is a he said/she said situation and people are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Not automatically guilty because you want them to be.

  • persononhere

    exactly. saying you absolutely don’t know someone is a definite no to the rape. if it turns out he did/does know her his credibility will be shot

  • Danae

    No need to be so sarcastic. Trust no one – if someone offers me group sex and it makes me uncomfortable (and the person I trust the most refuses to leave), why should I believe that everything is going to be all right? Obviously, she had the right to believe that she would not get hurt and – if it’s true – someone abused her trust. I’m sorry for her but right now it’s just throwing allegations with no real evidence to support it…

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  • meme

    You are a very sick twisted person.

  • meme

    Nothing you post is valid and i’ll do as I please.

  • 777

    You’re out here judging people for taking sides, while you did the same thing. Why is it ok for you to decide he’s innocent but we can’t think he’s guilty?

  • Kat

    Lets say a woman was raped by an unknown attacker in her house or anywhere else, it happens everywhere in the world. The attacker was not found, does that mean she was never raped ?
    Because it seems like you want women to be heard only if the rapist is found and admits to his crime.
    What if he’s found and denies it when evidence say that he did ? Do you believe her then ?
    Do you think that when people say that women all around the globe get raped every seconds its made up that there is not data to back it ?
    Do you think that raped was invented when the lawmakers came up with a legislation ?
    Do you know the pain of a rape ? Maybe you don’t know what sex is so that why you are confuse, maybe you think it a pat in the hand ??????
    Do you think it is easy to go get a rape kit ? You just roll of the bed after getting raped, you feel dirty maybe you’ve been beat up but better get that rape kit right ? So you just drive to the nearest police station and tell your story to a very understanding officier who doesn’t judge you at all and does want you to report it because he doesn’t care about his superior telling him to keep the rape cases low because criminality in a neighborhood isn’t good for the house market or whatever.
    I wish I could be doubtful as you are maybe I would dare to walk alone at night or get wasted at parties or go to a tinder date for that matter, because rape is mostly an invention and women are safe right ?????

  • meme

    I didn’t decide anyone was innocent. I have no idea but I’m not convicting someone on hearsay. People HAVE been falsely accused, you know.

  • meme

    You need help.

  • Kat

    Because I care ? Sureeeeeeee