BBC puts Ordeal by Innocence on hold amid Ed Westwick allegations

Danny Woods
November 13, 2017

Two BBC shows starring Ed Westwick are on hold after two women recently accused the former Gossip Girl actor of rape.

The cast of BBC's upcoming drama Ordeal of Innocence.

The actor has vehemently denied two women's allegations that he assaulted them as they slept, one of which is to be investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department. The BBC is not making any judgement but until these matters are resolved we will not include Ordeal By Innocence in the schedules.

The British actor, famously known for his role in the TV series "Gossip Girl" has also chose to take a break from the "White Gold" series - aired on BBC in the United Kingdom as well as on Netflix - mentioned the network in a statement.

The BBC said Friday that "these are serious allegations which Ed Westwick has strenuously denied".

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

Two women, former actress Aurélie Wynn and actress Kristina Cohen, have accused the actor of rape.According to USA publication Deadline, Cohen has filed a report with Los Angeles police.

He added that he is cooperating with authorities and expects his name to be cleared.

"When it was over I got my cellphone and found that the girl that had invited me had left or got kicked out".

Others around her advised her not to say anything "and that no-one would believe me and think I was just out trying to get my 10 seconds of fame".

BBC bosses have pulled the plug on a TV drama starring Ed Westwick after the actor was accused of sexual assaults by two women. I couldn't speak, I could no longer move. In her post, Wynn recounted how she "said no and he pushed me face down and [I] was powerless under his weight".

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