Ed Westwick Won't Face Rape Charges


Last year three different women came forward to say that Ed Westwick raped them in 2014. As a result of the allegations, the Los Angeles District Attorney opened an investigation into the actor, and now Los Angeles County prosecutors have concluded there is insufficient evidence to charge Westwick with rape.

Variety reports that in a memo released by prosecutors Friday witnesses used to corroborate stories did not provide enough information. “Those witnesses were not able to provide information that would enable the prosecution to prove either incident beyond a reasonable doubt,” they wrote. “Prosecution on those two incidents is declined due to insufficient evidence.” The memo also reportedly includes the allegations from other women about “inappropriate touching” that fell outside the statute of limitations.

Last year actress Kristina Cohen came forward on Facebook writing that Ed Westwick raped her in 2014. Cohen wrote that she was dating a producer who was friends with Westwick and while resting in a guest room at Westwick’s house during a dinner visit, she woke up to the actor on top of her. “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,” she wrote. “I couldn’t speak, I could no longer move. He held me down and raped me.” Two more women, actress Aurelie Wynn and Rachel Eck, then came forward with their own accounts. Westwick has denied all the allegations, saying they are “provably untrue.”

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