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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 21 June 2018

Police report opened against Ed Westwick over rape claims

Actress Kristina Cohen has filed a police report following claims that she was raped by actor Ed Westwick in his home three years ago

Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick starred alongside Felicity Jones in the 2011 film Chalet Girl. Courtesy UK FILM Council
Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick starred alongside Felicity Jones in the 2011 film Chalet Girl. Courtesy UK FILM Council

Actress Kristina Cohen has filed a police report following claims that she was raped by actor Ed Westwick in his home three years ago.

She filed the report at Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood precinct, reports hollywoodreporter.com

A copy of the report, which was shared with the media outlet, states that police are investigating the claim.

The move comes just hours after Westwick responded on Instagram to Cohen's claims of rape, posting a statement that read: "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

Westwick was responding to Cohen's allegations that she posted on Facebook on Monday.

The incident allegedly occurred in 2014 at Westwick's home in the Hollywood Hills, where Cohen was invited by a producer named Kaine Harling, a man Cohen had briefly dated in 2013.

Despite wanting to leave, Cohen said she was encouraged to stay for another 20 minutes by Harling "to smooth everything over" while Westwick suggested she nap in a guest bedroom.

"I was woken up abruptly by Ed on top of me..." Cohen said, adding: "I was paralyzed, terrified. I couldn't speak, I could no longer move. He held me down and raped me."

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