DA Declines to File Case Against Actor Ed Westwick
Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018 – 5:06 PM
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has declined to file a case against “Gossip Girl” actor Ed Westwick in connection with allegations that he sexually assaulted three women in 2014, according to a document released Friday.
In a charge evaluation worksheet, prosecutors cited insufficient evidence involving claims by two women against the actor and declined to file a case involving a third woman because the investigating officer was repeatedly unable to contact her for a follow-up investigation.
“Other women made allegations of unwanted touching. Those acts were outside the statute of limitations,” according to the charge evaluation worksheet.
Westwick’s attorney, Blair Berk, said in statement that “the evidence demonstrated from the start that each of the allegations made by the three women would be proven untrue.”
“It is only a shame there are those who so publicly prejudged this case and that it took this long for Ed to be fully cleared,” Berk said. “I hope that those who made such quick judgments not knowing anything about the abundant evidence of innocence in this case will hesitate next time before they so swiftly condemn without investigating the truth.”