Erin Jensen, USA TODAY
Published 10:46 a.m. ET Nov. 15, 2017 | Updated 12:30 p.m. ET Nov. 15, 2017
British actor Ed Westwick faces new allegations. BuzzFeed studies Rachel Eck is accusing the actor of ‘aggressively’ groping her.(Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN, AFP/Getty Images)
Ed Westwick is being accused by one other girl of badual badault.
The British actor, who portrayed Chuck Bbad for six seasons on Gossip Girl, faces new allegations delivered to gentle in a BuzzFeed report revealed Tuesday.
Rachel Eck informed the outlet that in 2014 — the identical yr actress Kristina Cohen alleged in a Nov. 6 Facebook submit that Westwick raped her — the actor made undesirable advances in a resort room and ultimately pulled her onto the mattress and proceeded to grope her.
Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Drake Madison confirmed to USA TODAY that Cohen had filed a report of badual badault with the Hollywood police station. When USA TODAY contacted the LAPD Wednesday with regard to Eck’s account, Public Information Officer Irma Mota stated she couldn’t verify if Westwick was being investigated for Eck’s claims, citing ” victim confidentiality rights,” however stated “there is a report filed and (Westwick) is listed as a suspect.”
USA TODAY’s request for remark has not been answered by Westwick’s representatives, however the actor denied Cohen’s allegations on Twitter on Nov. 7, saying, “I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape.”
Eck informed BuzzFeed on the night earlier than the 86th Oscars in 2014, her ex-boyfriend, producer Kaine Harling, invited her to the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood. Eck, then 23, stated she was excited on the prospect of getting again collectively together with her former flame.
Eck stated on the best way to the resort, Harling knowledgeable her he was with Westwick, and he requested for her to ask a pal to hitch the three of them.
Eck stated when she confirmed up at roughly 2:30 a.m. with out a pal for Westwick “he turned his sights on me.” Eck stated when she and Westwick had been left alone, he would “try to kiss me or kind of push me up against the wall.” Eck rejected these makes an attempt by pushing off the actor and saying she and Harling had been an merchandise. Eck stated the scenario worsened and Westwick “bought extra handsy” because the night progressed. Though she knowledgeable Harling of Westwick’s habits, she stated Harling advised Westwick “didn’t mean it.”
Eck stated after she informed Harling she “was definitely leaving,” Harling stated Westwick desired to make up.
Eck stated she then adopted Harling and located Westwick within the bed room, the place issues allegedly escalated.
“Ed then pulled me onto the bed and aggressively groped me,” she stated. “I shoved him off as quickly as I could and left.”
As a part of the fallout, the BBC introduced it was pulling a Westwick mission, Ordeal by Innocence, following accusations made in opposition to the actor.
The community stated Friday “these are critical allegations which Ed Westwick has strenuously denied. The BBC is just not making any judgment however till these issues are resolved we won’t embrace Ordeal by Innocence within the schedules.”
Contributing: Carly Mallenbaum, The Associated Press
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