Rape allegations against Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick are not being taken lightly.
Monday evening, actress Kristina Cohen wrote a Facebook post describing the night Ed Westwick raped her three years ago, an accusation which he was quick to deny.
As reported by Deadline, Kristina Cohen filed a police report Tuesday morning, and the Los Angeles Police Department is now investigating her claim. Deadline shared part of the report, which reads, "Suspect forced victim to have sexual intercourse inside his residence…three years ago."
Deadline spoke with Kristina Cohen about her experience coming forward with the allegation. "It’s been an absolute rollercoaster going through this, but I know that I’m serving the greater good and that it’s for the collective of all of us to have a voice and to create radical change in the industry," she said. "I want to deliver a message of restoration for all the women going through this, and to show that we can heal our relationships with men and women."
Cohen's childhood friend Blaise Godbe Lipman and Cohen's sister Katalina Colgate both spoke with Deadline about the rape, which Lipman says happened in February 2014. Cohen allegedly told both Lipman and Colgate about the rape shortly after it happened.
"She came over to my home the following morning and told me everything," Lipman told Deadline. “She was in a state of shock. It was without a doubt a rape."
Both Cohen and Lipman confirmed to Deadline that the unnamed producer Cohen was dating at the time (who brought her to Westwick's house) was Australian producer Kaine Harling. "He told her not to say anything because Ed has a lot of money and resources and no one would believe her," Lipman told Deadline. "He said she could kiss her acting career goodbye because nobody would believe her. She was pressured to keep [quiet] and keep her mouth shut."
Lipman added that Cohen was very supportive of him when he (and a few other young men) accused Hollywood agent Tyler Grasham of sexual assault and harassment.