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Jessica Szohr Reacts to Rape Accusations Against Ed Westwick

Jessica Szohr Reacts to Rape Accusations Against Ed Westwick

Jessica Szohr and Ed Westwick worked closely on Gossip Girl for many years and they have remained close friends. In a recent interview, she was asked to comment on the rape accusations made against him by multiple women.

The 32-year-old Shameless actress said that she is “shocked” by the allegations.

“I have known Ed for years and know how lovely he is, and don’t think he would ever put someone in a position like that,” Jessica told Cosmopolitan when asked for her reaction. “It’s difficult, because you don’t want someone you know to go through that or do that to someone, or knowing them well, knowing that you don’t think they would, and you don’t want, for the girls that are coming forward, it’s like, are they stretching the truth?”

Jessica made sure to note that she “wasn’t there, for either side, so I can’t say it did or didn’t happen. But I know him well and I’ve known him for years, and I found it shocking. ”

“I hope that it’s untrue, but I also feel bad for anyone that’s been in that situation, for the women that have to deal with that, for the situations that are true,” she continued.

Click inside for details from Jessica Szohr’s recent conversation with Ed Westwick…

Jessica has spoken to Ed since the news broke and she said it has been “tough on him.”

“You know, he’s like, ‘The truth will come out and hopefully people see that and hopefully that’s it.’ It’s just such an unfortunate thing all around. And I have to be so careful, because it’s not my situation and I don’t — I wasn’t there. So it’s hard to speak on behalf of those girls or him,” she said.

Jessica added, “I don’t know those girls at all, and they could be lovely and awesome and all that. From the Ed I know and working with him for five years and having a friendship through all of that and after, it was shocking. It was shocking.”

Read what Ed said in response to the first accusation and the second accusation.

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  • meme

    I agree with her 100% and kudos to her for saying it.

  • joshemerson

    Finally, someone that isn’t automatically jumping to conclusions. People lie, literally every day. We can’t just assume that everyone who accuses someone is telling the truth.

  • persononhere

    well of course she’d be shocked. why would you willingly date a rapist or admit to having bad judgment in men. most of the women of accused men are clueless about what the men do on the side

  • Jenni

    “Stretch the truth” bish please…

  • Shlomo Teittleman

    That is Jimmy Fallon in the photo. Not Ed.

  • Ron

    Even if it’s true or not this alread is causing problem for his career. His latest work has been delayed cause of it and it’s a shame his is happening

  • Ron

    Even if it’s true or not this alread is causing problem for his career. His latest work has been delayed cause of it and it’s a shame his is happening

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  • 777

    You mean someone with a motive? Get real

  • Joy

    When men do this to women there’s always the “You won’t be believed” aspect that THEY apply on you, as well. So the woman gets up the courage to tell, knowing full well that people will accuse her of lying. And other creeps who treat women like crap will back up the men involved. It’s very difficult to report it and it takes a brave soul to push through the abuse and threats and misogyny.

  • xica

    Bitching with the men

  • Will

    She’s disgusting, by the way that would make no man a rapist, just ask their friends.

  • Will

    It’s terrible to see men being held accountable for their actions, has this world gone crazy?

  • disqusfan0101

    How do you know he’s guilty? In this country you’re innocent until PROVEN guilty.

  • disqusfan0101

    But not every accusation is true. It needs to be looked at case by case. Let the authorities do their job.

  • Joy

    It does need to be looked at case by case, and the women should be given RESPECT while it is investigated, not threatened and accused of lying from the start.

  • Eleanor Abernathy

    That’s like when Brie Larson said something like she will automatically believe women. That’s pretty dangerous.

  • AbbyRichter

    Will is obviously a troll. Just ignore.

  • AbbyRichter

    You’re missing the point. Stop trolling.