A Third Woman Has Accused Ed Westwick Of Sexual Assault
A third woman has come forward this week to accuse Ed Westwick of sexual assault.
Rachel Eck told Buzzfeed that the she was introduced to the Gossip Girl actor by her ex-boyfriend, Australian film producer Kaine Harling, and was assaulted by Westwick the night before the 2015 Academy Awards.
On the night of the alleged assault, Eck said she arrived at 2:30am to the Sunset Marquis hotel in West Hollywood to meet up with Westwick and Harling. The meeting time was so late because, according to Eck, she was excited at the prospect of getting back together with Harling.
The actor asked Eck to bring along a friend but because it was so late, Eck showed up alone. Eck told Buzzed that without another person there to focus on, Westwick “turned his sights on me”.
Eck claims that each time Harling left the room that night Westwick would “try to kiss me or kind of push me up against a wall.”. She remained at the hotel for 7 hours and during that time had to repeatedly push Westwick off but as the night continued she said, “It got worse and more handsy”.
Upon her attempt to leave, she claims that Westwick pulled her aside because he wanted to apologise to her. Eck followed him into his bedroom and claims that, “Ed then pulled me onto the bed and aggressively groped me,” she then continued to tell Buzzfeed, “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.”
At the time of the assault, Eck didn’t say anything as that kind of thing “just seemed to be accepted”. Upon hearing two other women accuse Westwick of assaulting them within that same year, she decided to come forward.
Westwick has not yet commented on the new allegations but he has addressed the previous allegations by taking to Twitter and posting the following tweets.