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 after celebrity website TMZ reported the decision involving the British actor.
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.
However, after the allegations emerged last year, the BBC cut Westwick out of its Agatha Christie drama Ordeal by Innocence and “paused” filming on the second series of BBC Two comedy White Gold.
While Westwick has not commented on the matter and his social media accounts have not been updated since November, his girlfriend, model Jessica Serfaty shared pictures of him on Instagram with the caption, “Very happy for this man. After everything, justice was served.”