Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Darrell Mcdonald

Ed Westwick BBC drama put on hold after rape allegations against actor

Ed Westwick BBC drama put on hold after rape allegations against actor

After two sexual assault claims against Hollywood star Ed Westwick surfaced, BBC has decided put the release of an upcoming Agatha Christie adaptation "Ordeal by Innocence" starring the actor, on hold.

However, the BBC has taken the decision to remove Ordeal by Innocence from the schedules, and will not broadcast the drama until the allegations have been resolved.

"The BBC is not making any judgment but until these matters are resolved we will not include Ordeal by Innocence in the schedules".

The production company behind that series has announced that filming has been halted while Westwick deals with the allegations.

This story is updating.

Before the allegations emerged, Westwick was filming another show for the BBC, the second season of comedy White Gold.

Cohen claimed in a Facebook post that she was briefly dating a producer who was friends with Westwick.

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Actress Aurélie Wynn also accused Westwick of rape, she wrote on Facebook Wednesday.

'I have absolutely not, and I am cooperating with the authorities so that they can clear my name as soon as possible'.

"I told him to stop, but he was strong", she wrote.

"And like Kristina, I said no and he pushed me face down and was powerless under his weight". I had bad service in the estate without access to the wifi and had to get another friend to get me an Uber out of there while Ed was passed out.

In his rebuttal, Westwick tweeted: "I do not know this woman". She spoke up after reading Cohen's allegations. I couldn't speak, I could no longer move.

Westwick, a British actor, is known for his role on "Gossip Girl".

Mr Westwick said: 'I have never forced myself in any manner on any woman.

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