Karen Fratti
Updated Nov 08, 2017 @ 12:24 pm
Ed Westwick
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the LAPD is officially investigating Ed Westwick for rape. On Monday, November 6th, actress Kristina Cohen accused Ed Westwick of rape in a candid Facebook post, writing that she finally felt comfortable coming forward in the wake of so many victims sharing their stories in recent weeks.

Westwick denied the allegations in a post to both Instagram and Twitter the following day, claiming that he has never met Cohen and has never “forced” himself on anyone. However, THR reports that Cohen’s sister, Catalina Colgate, and close friend, Blaise Godbe Lipman, have since corroborated her story and told authorities that they heard about the incident directly after it happened in 2014.

Cohen’s description of what happened that night is highly disturbing. She claims Westwick invited her to take a nap in his guest room, and she later awoke to him on top of her.

The actress wrote that in the following days, the producer she was dating blamed her for the rape and advised her to not come forward and be “that girl.” Aside from her ex-boyfriend’s toxic influence, feelings of fear, blame, and shame ultimately kept Cohen quiet. After Westwick’s denial, Cohen filed a police report with the LAPD. Both parties have not further commented about the incident.

We sincerely hope that the LAPD conducts a thorough investigation into this matter and that Cohen receives the justice she deserves.