A third woman has accused Ed Westwick of sexual assault
Warning: This article may be triggering for some.
Ed Westwick released a statement last week denying the allegations of sexual assault by two women, Kristina Cohen and Aurélie Wynn. And now, a third woman has come out with allegations from a night in 2014, the same year that Cohen and Wynn's claims took place.
Rachel Eck has told Buzzfeed that in 2014 she was hanging out at a villa at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood with Kaine Harling, her boyfriend at the time and an Aussie film producer, and Westwick.
The actor asked Rachel to invite a friend of hers along to hang out with them, but it was 2:30am so none of her friends were awake. "When I didn't bring a girl for him he turned his sights on me," she said.
Westwick reportedly spent the next seven hours trying to kiss her despite the fact she was dating Harling and she had to push the actor off as he got even "more handsy".
Eck told Harling only to be told Westwick "didn't mean it". She threatened to leave the hotel, but because she liked Harling, he convinced her to stay. When she eventually told him she "was definitely leaving" he told her that Westwick wanted to apologise.
“Ed then pulled me onto the bed and aggressively groped me... I shoved him off as quickly as I could and left.”
Eck says that at the time she felt as though what happened "just seemed to be accepted", but when she heard the two other stories she realised she wasn't alone and decided to come forward.
Multiple friends remember being told the story in 2015 and 2016.
BBC has announced that Westwick's show Ordeal by Innocence wouldn't air "until these matters are resolved".
Kristina Cohen, who was the first woman to come forward and accuse Westwick of rape, previously hadn't named the producer she was dating at the time of her sexual assault, it has been revealed by The Hollywood Reporter that the man was Kaine Harling.
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating Cohen's claim.
Aurélie Wynn also alleges that the actor raped her at the Glendower Estate in Los Angeles in 2014.
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