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‘Gossip Girl’ star Ed Westwick won’t be prosecuted over rape allegations

/ 02:57 PM July 28, 2018

FILE – In this Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, Ed Westwick arrives at the People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles. Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to file charges against “Gossip Girl” star Ed Westwick after an investigation into allegations the British actor raped three women in 2014. Image: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to file charges against “Gossip Girl” star Ed Westwick after an investigation was conducted into rape allegations involving three women in 2014.

Prosecutors released a document outlining its decision on Friday after celebrity website TMZ reported the decision involving the British actor.

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Westwick’s manager did not return a request for comment Friday.

In two of the instances, prosecutors said there were no witnesses who could sufficiently corroborate the allegations to support a case. In the third instance, the woman did not cooperate with investigators.

Actress Kristina Cohen said in a Facebook post in November that Westwick sexually assaulted in 2014 and she confirmed filing a police report against the actor.

Westwick at the time denied that he had raped or forced himself on any woman. MKH

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