Ed Westwick, Best Known as as Chuck Bass in Gossip Girl, Has Been Accused of Rape

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Ed Westwick, best known for playing Chuck Bass in the CW’s Gossip Girl and current star of the BBC series White Gold, is the latest Hollywood figure to be accused of rape.

In a lengthy Facebook post published Monday, actress Kristina Cohen alleges that the actor assaulted her three years ago while she visited his house with a man she was seeing at the time, whom she identified only as “the producer.”

“It was a dark time in my life,” Cohen writes. “My mom was dying of cancer and I didn’t have the support system or time to process and deal with the aftermath of the rape. I buried my pain and guilt to make space for the onslaught that came after my mom’s death, just three months later. Even now, I grapple with feelings of guilt.”

Cohen states that the producer she was seeing was friends with Westwick and that she met the ex-Gossip Girl star the day of the alleged assault.

Representatives for Westwick have not yet responded to Vanity Fair’s request for comment.

On Gossip Girl, Westwick’s character, Chuck Bass, was initially portrayed as a lascivious attempted rapist; by the end of the series he had become the show’s romantic hero. Now Westwick stars in the BBC comedy White Gold, which got renewed for a second season over the summer. V.F. has reached out to BBC to find out if Cohen’s allegation will affect plans for the show, as well as to Netflix, which carries the series internationally.

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