Ed Westwick wants to put the gossip to a stop — and he’s working with authorities to clear the air, along with his name.
“Gossip Girl” alum Westwick, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by two women, took to Twitter on Thursday to weigh in on the accusations, denying them and saying that he’s “cooperating with authorities” to set the record straight.
“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 anything to do with such vile and horrific conduct,” the actor wrote via Twitter. “I have absolutely not, and I am cooperating with the authorities so that they can clear my name as soon as possible.”
Westwick was first accused on Monday by actress Kristina Cohen, who said in a lengthy Facebook post that Westwick forced himself on her three years ago, sexually assaulting her while she was napping at his house.
“I was woken up abruptly by Ed on top of me, his fingers entering my body,” Cohen wrote.
“I told him to stop, but he was strong,” she continued. “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– me. I was paralyzed, terrified. I couldn’t speak, I could no longer move. He held me down and raped me.”
Westwick subsequently denied Cohen’s accusation, tweeting, “I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape.”
Westwick was accused by a second woman, Aurelie Wynn, via a Facebook post on Wednesday.
In her post, Wynn said that, in July 2014, Westwick attacked her after a late-night gathering at the actor’s residence.
“And like Kristina, 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,” Wynn wrote.
Wynn went on to say that she informed her then-boyfriend, “Glee” actor Mark Salling, of the attack, but was dismissed by him.
“I told the guy I was seeing that I got raped, Mark Salling, and when he found out by who he pretended not to know him, then blamed me for it and broke it off with me,” Wynn wrote.
— Ed Westwick (@EdWestwick) November 9, 2017