BBC pulls Ed Westwick drama series after rape allegations

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In response, Westwick tweeted on Friday morning that he had "absolutely not" raped anyone and would be working with authorities to clear his name. But the Los Angeles police department (LAPD) confirmed it was investigating the allegations, and the BBC said it would drop the three-part Christmas drama Ordeal by Innocence, also starring Bill Nighy, Catherine Keener and Matthew Good, until the matter was resolved.

Filming for the BBC drama White Gold, which stars the former Gossip Girl actor, has also been paused.

Two BBC shows starring Ed Westwick have been put on hold in light of the current rape allegations against him. The BBC is not making any judgement but until these matters are resolved we will not include Ordeal By Innocence in the schedules.

When Cohen said she was exhausted and wanted to leave, Westwick allegedly said she should take a nap in the guest bedroom. Cohen claimed in a Facebook post that she was briefly dating a producer who was friends with Westwick.

The BBC also revealed that Westwick was taking a break from the edgy 1980s-set comedy White Gold to deal with the unverified allegations.

Kristina Cohen has accused Ed Westwick of raping her three years ago.

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"We all hung out until 5am, sun was starting to rise since it was summer so we all chose to get a few hours of shut eye since we all had events and things to do the next day and there are plenty of bedrooms", she wrote.

Westwick responded with an Instagram post claiming not to know Cohen. I couldn't speak. I could no longer move.

He took to social media on Thursday evening to deny the allegations, calling the claims "unverified and provably untrue".

According to Wynn, Salling pretended he didn't know who Westwick was, and then broke up with her after blaming her for the incident.

"Telling me that I can't say anything because Ed will have people come after me, destroy me, and that I could forget about an acting career", she wrote.

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