A third woman has come forward accusing Ed Westwick of sexual assault, just days after the actor’s current girlfriend came to his defense over the accusations, telling RadarOnline.com exclusively that “he’s innocent.”
A woman named Rachel Eck has now alleged to Buzzfeed News Westwick “aggressively groped” her inside a swanky Hollywood hotel room in 2014 — the same year that two other women, Kristina Cohen and Aurélie Wynn, were allegedly raped by the actor.
As Radar previously reported exclusively, Westwick’s girlfriend, Jessica Serfary, defended the actor, and even said, “I can’t imagine him not taking legal action [against his accusers]. People should pay the price for their actions.”
Eck, who was a 23-year-old executive assistant at the time and had just moved to Hollywood, tells the site the Gossip Girl star “sexually assaulted” her when she went to meet a crush, her ex, Australian film producer Kaine Harling, for a party around 2:30 a.m. at the multi-bedroom villa at the Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood.
When she arrived it was just Harling and Westwick. She says Westwick “asked me to invite a friend to hang out with the three of us,” she said, but it was late and her friends were asleep. “When I didn’t bring a girl for him he turned his sights on me.”
A representative for Westwick, 30, did not have a comment on the new allegation. He has denied the two other allegations, saying on Twitter that they are “two unverified and provably untrue social media claims.”
Even though Eck “pushed off” Westwick, she claims “it got worse and he got more handsy” as the night progressed.
After a failed attempt at leaving, she says “Ed then pulled me onto the bed and aggressively groped me,” she said, referring to her breasts. “I shoved him off as quickly as I could and left.”
“I have never felt so uncomfortable in a situation like that in my entire life,” Eck said.
Last week, the BBC announced they would be canceling Westwick’s appearance in the series White Gold, along with the the three-part Ordeal By Innocence series that was set to air during the holidays.
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