Ed Westwick Accused of Sexual Assault by Third Woman

Ed Westwick Accused of Sexual Assault by Third Woman
Ed Westwick in the Netflix series 'White Gold'
Last week, former Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick was slapped with a pair of rape allegations, both of which he vehemently denied. Now, the actor has been named in a third story that alleges sexual assault.

Speaking with BuzzFeed, producer Rachel Eck said that Westwick sexually assaulted her in 2014 — the same year he allegedly raped Aurelie Wynn and Kristina Cohen. In another similarity, producer Kaine Harling was at one point romantically linked to both Eck and Cohen.

Eck told BuzzFeed that Harling invited her to a party at the Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood in 2014. The two had previously dated and broken up, and she was hoping to rekindle their relationship.

Instead, Eck recalled that Westwick "turned his sights" on her, repeatedly tried to kiss her and push her against the wall. She pushed Westwick away, telling him that she was interested in Harling instead.

As the night went on, Westwick reportedly got more aggressive. Eck said she wanted to leave, at which point Harling told her Westwick wanted to apologize. She returned to his hotel room, where he instead grabbed her again.

"Ed then pulled me onto the bed and aggressively groped me," she said, specifying that he grabbed her breasts. "I shoved him off as quickly as I could and left."

Representatives for Westwick did not respond to BuzzFeed's request for comment. The LAPD has said it is investigating all claims against the actor, and his Netflix series White Gold has been put on hold until the claims are settled.