Police in Los Angeles have opened an investigation into an allegation of rape against actor Ed Westwick, according to media reports. The move comes after Westwick was accused of rape by actress Kristina Cohen in a Facebook post, as we reported previously.
Cohen, 27, followed up on the Facebook post with a police report filed this morning, according to Deadline. The alleged incident reportedly took place three years ago at Westwick’s home.
Westwick, 40, has denied the allegation.
“A copy of the report, obtained by Deadline, states that ‘Suspect forced victim to have sexual intercourse inside his residence…three years ago,'” Deadline reports. “Two contemporary witnesses have also come forward to support her allegation. Former child actor Blaise Godbe Lipman, a friend of Cohen’s, told Deadline that she told him about the incident the day after the alleged rape. It was mid-February 2014, a few days after Valentine’s Day.”
Cohen’s sister, Katalina Colgate, also corroborates her story, according to the Deadline report.