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A Third Woman Accuses Ed Westwick of Sexual Assault After He Denies Rape Allegations

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Former Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick has been accused of sexual assault by a third woman. Rachel Eck told BuzzFeed on Nov. 14 that the incident took place the night before the Academy Awards in 2014.

Rachel claims she met up with Ed and her ex-boyfriend, film producer Kaine Harling, at a villa in West Hollywood at about 2:30 a.m., but that whenever her boyfriend left the room, Ed would “try to kiss me or kind of push me up against a wall.”

Rachel states that she told Kaine what happened, but that he brushed off her allegations. When she went to leave, Ed said he wanted to apologize, but "then pulled me onto the bed and aggressively groped [my] breasts. I shoved him off as quickly as I could and left.” Her story comes just days after actresses Kristina Cohen and Aurélie Wynn accused the 30-year-old of rape.

“I said no and he pushed me face down and was powerless under his weight. I was wearing a one piece bathing suit that he ripped, I was in complete shock, I am also very tiny,” Aurélie, who met Ed at a party, wrote. “When it was over I got my cellphone and found that the girl that had invited me had left or got kicked out... and had to get another friend to get me an Uber out of there while Ed was passed out.”

Aurélie said she was once afraid to reveal her story because friends told her that “no one would believe me and think I was just out trying to get my 10 seconds of fame.” However, after Kristina, 27, came forward, she was inspired to speak out.

“I believe you Kristina Cohen and thank you for speaking up so eloquently and really encompassing what young female actresses have to go through at the hands of men like Ed Westwick,” she continued. “Without you I would not have had the strength to speak up publicly about my ordeal.”

In her own Facebook post, Kristina detailed her disturbing encounter with Ed, which allegedly took place three years ago, at the actor's house. Kristina met Ed through a producer she was briefly dating at the time.

According to the post, Kristina was immediately uncomfortable after Ed suggested the trio "all f--k," but was encouraged to stay by her boyfriend. Kristina went to take a nap in his guest room, but was soon woken by Ed on top of her.

"I told him to stop, but he was strong," the Ladies Like Us star 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 f--k me. I was paralyzed, terrified. I couldn’t speak, I could no longer move. He held me down and raped me."

She continued, "It was a nightmare, and the days following weren’t any better." She went on to explain that her decision to remain silent was due to her then boyfriend's claims that the allegations would ruin her acting career and she would be labeled "that girl." She also explained how her mother was dying of cancer at the time and she did not have the support system to "deal with the aftermath of the rape."

Ed responded to Kristina's allegations, denying he ever came into contact with his accuser. "I do not know this woman," he wrote on social media. "I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape."

He posted a follow-up statement not long after Aurélie's allegations made headlines. "It is disheartening and sad to me that as a result of two unverified and provably untrue social media claims, there are some in this environment who could ever conclude I have had anything to do with such vile and horrific conduct," he wrote. "I have absolutely not, and I am cooperating with the authorities so that they can clear my name as soon as possible."

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