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Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick ‘won’t face criminal charges’ in three sexual assault allegations

Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick ‘won’t face criminal charges’ in three sexual assault allegations
27 Jul
9:15

Ed Westwick will not face criminal charges in three separate sexual assault cases, according to reports in the US.

The charges against the Gossip Girl star have been dropped due to insufficient evidence, reports TMZ .

The website states that in one case, the alleged victim could not be reached.

The actor’s lawyer, Blair Berk, issued a statement, saying: “The evidence was clear from the start that each of the allegations made by these three women were absolutely untrue.

“It is a shame there are those who prejudged this case and that it took over 8 months for Ed to be officially cleared of all of these charges.

Ed denied the claims against him
(Image: BBC)
Ed’s statement

“I hope that those who made such quick judgment here not knowing anything about the abundant evidence of innocence in this case will hesitate next time before they so publicly accuse someone who has committed no wrongdoing.”

Ed had been accused of sexual assault by three different women at three different times in 2014.

Two of the women had identified potential witnesses, but it’s said that they could not provide sufficient evidence for a conviction.

It’s said he will not face charges in three cases
(Image: PA)

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In the third case, police were unable to get in touch with the alleged victim to follow up on the investigation.

The website also says that prosecutors say there were more accusers, but that all of the alleged acts were outside the statute of limitations.

Ed denied the claims against him all along.

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