More and more people out of Hollywood are falling as sexual harassment allegations swirl. It’s as if the entire city has been engulfed in a black cloud of accusations and sin.
The more people are accused, the more others come forward as well. They say they were “inspired” by the people speaking out, and have decided to speak out as well.
This reality begs me to introduce the elephant in the room, and ask the obvious question: Are there people crying wolf in order to take someone down, simply because they do not like them? It’s not that far fetched.
Just think about the Salem witch trials! People were accused left and right for crimes they did not commit, and were then put to death for it.
Am I saying that people like Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein are innocent? Heck no. I am not advocating their innocence. I am simply stating that perhaps not every allegation against someone in Hollywood may be true.
Ed Westwick, Gossip Girl star known as Chuck Bass, has now been accused of rape as well by two women. However, he claims that it never happened and that he does not even know one of the woman accusing him.
Aurélie Wynn, who describes herself on social media as an actor and a model, alleged that Westwick pushed her “face down” and tore her one-piece bathing suit three years ago after she said she rejected his sexual advances. “I was in complete shock,” Wynn said in a Facebook post, adding that she felt “powerless under his weight.”
Wynn said the incident occurred in July 2014 after she and Westwick “hung out” until 5 a.m. with two other friends in a large house Westwick had rented. Wynn said the sexual assault happened when they had all decided to go to sleep. “I said no and he pushed me face down,” she wrote.
“My other friends and people around me told me it was best not to say anything, to not be ‘that girl’ and that no one would believe me and think I was just out trying to get my 10 seconds of fame,” Wynn said.
Representatives for Westwick did not immediately respond to requests for comment Thursday on Wynn’s claim, nor did they respond to requests for comment late Wednesday from People and Deadline. Wynn said she is speaking up now after actor Kristina Cohen came forward Monday with a similar accusation, which the Associated Press reports the Los Angeles Police Department is investigating.
Westwick posted to Twitter in response to Cohen, “I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape.”
He has not commented on the allegations by Wynn yet.
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