Actress Kristina Cohen stated in a long Facebook submit shared Monday that “Gossip Girl” celebrity Ed Westwick raped her 3 years in the past.
Cohen, 27, stated that she met Westwick, 30, thru her boyfriend on the time, a manufacturer who is going unnamed within the submit. The incident came about when the couple went over to actor’s area one evening, she wrote.
Cohen used to be bowled over when Westwick allegedly steered “we should all fuck,” however her boyfriend satisfied her to stick for dinner to keep away from making their host uncomfortable. At Westwick’s recommendation, Cohen stated she then retired to the visitor room for a sleep whilst her boyfriend attempted to easy issues over.
“So I went and laid down in the guest room where I eventually fell asleep, I was woken up abruptly by Ed on top of me, his fingers entering my body. I told him to stop, but he was strong,” Cohen wrote. “I fought him off as hard as I could but he grabbed my face in his hands, shaking me, telling me he wanted to fuck me. I was paralyzed, terrified. I couldn’t speak, I could no longer move. He held me down and raped me.”
“It was a nightmare, and the days following weren’t any better,” she added.
A consultant for Westwick didn’t in an instant go back HuffPost’s request for remark.
Cohen stated that her boyfriend blamed her for the attack and cautioned towards talking out towards Westwick for the sake of her profession.
Over the years, she has gave the impression in a handful of sweet sixteen roles in tasks together with “Californication” and “The Middle,” in addition to the internet collection “Ladies Like Us.” Westwick rose to repute at the hit CW cleaning soap enjoying dangerous boy Chuck Bass, a personality with his personal historical past of sexual attack. He now stars at the BBC Two collection “White Gold.”
Cohen stated the wave of sexual attack allegations leveled towards robust males in Hollywood driven her to return ahead along with her tale now. She hopes to switch the general public belief of guys like Westwick and inspire different sufferers of sexual attack by no means in charge themselves.
“I’m sickened to see men like Ed respected in such a public way. Interviewed by prestigious platforms such as the Oxford Union Society at Oxford University, where he was honored as one of their ‘People who Shape our World,’” Cohen wrote. “How does this end? Men like Ed using fame and power to rape and intimidate but then continue through the world collecting accolades.”
“I hope that my stories and the stories of others help to reset and realign the toxic environments and power imbalances that have created these monsters,” she concluded.
Read Cohen’s complete submit on Facebook.
Need lend a hand? Visit RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Online Hotline or the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s site.