Los Angeles County prosecutors have determined to not file rape prices towards actor Ed Westwick, citing inadequate proof.
Westwick, finest identified for his position on “Gossip Woman,” was accused in November of raping two ladies and sexually assaulting a 3rd in 2014. Actress Kristina Cohen made the primary allegation in a publish on Fb, writing that Westwick held her down and raped her at his residence in West LA. Two extra ladies got here ahead with their very own accounts, actress Aurelie Wynn and Rachel Eck.
In a memo on Friday, prosecutors stated they didn’t have sufficient proof to pursue prices. In line with the memo, two of the ladies offered witnesses to assist corroborate their accounts, together with some who had been exterior the room the place the alleged incident befell.
“These witnesses weren’t in a position to present data that might allow the prosecution to show both incident past an inexpensive doubt,” prosecutors wrote. “Prosecution on these two incidents is declined because of inadequate proof.”
The third sufferer, who shouldn’t be recognized within the memo, didn’t reply to inquiries from the District Lawyer’s workplace. The workplace declined to file prices in that case as a result of sufferer’s unavailability.
The memo additionally states that some further ladies made allegations of inappropriate touching, however that the incidents fell exterior the statute of limitations.
Westwick has vehemently denied the allegations towards him, calling them “provably unfaithful.” The actor was to look in a BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Ordeal by Innocence,” however the half was recast after the allegations broke.
This story initially appeared in Selection.