It seems the LAPD may have more than one case to investigate when it comes to allegations against former Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick. A second woman has come forward to accuse the 30-year-old actor of raping her in July 2014.
In a Facebook post, Aurélie Wynn wrote that her story of sexual assault is similar to the account by Kristina Cohen, the actress who first went public with assault allegations against Westwick. After being invited to the actor’s rented home by a friend, Wynn claims she partied with a group of people until 5 in the morning and then fell asleep alone in one of the house’s many rooms. She woke up to find the actor assaulting her.
“And like Kristina, I said no and he pushed me face down and [I] 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,” she wrote.
After denying Cohen’s claims, Westwick has released a second statement to address Wynn’s accusations, saying in a tweet: “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. I have absolutely not, and I am cooperating with the authorities so that they can clear my name as soon as possible.”
In the meantime, here is what we know about Aurélie Wynn, Westwick’s second accuser.
She is an actress
At the time of the alleged assault, Wynn was an aspiring actress and went by the name Aurelie Marie Cao. According to her resume on IMDB, she appeared in a 2013 episode of The Mindy Project as well as co-hosting an episode of AsianBoston: Business Spotlight. In her Facebook post, Wynn says she has “since moved on from acting,” but her Instagram bio still reads “Actress model brand ambassador.”
She dated Glee star Mark Salling
In her account, Wynn claims that Mark Salling, who has since pleaded guilty to child porn possession charges, was Westwick’s roommate at the time and was the one who invited her over to the house. After she told Salling about the rape, she says that “he blamed [her] for it,” before breaking off their relationship.
She is grateful to Kristina Cohen for coming forward first
She concluded her Facebook post with this message to Cohen: “I am so incredibly thankful all of this is finally coming to light and that there is justice in the world. 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. Without you I would not have had the strength to speak up publicly about my ordeal.#metoo”