Ed Westwick accused of holding woman hostage as 'sex slave' for 48 hours
WARNING: Confronting content.
Breaking news out of Hollywood this Friday, with reports emerging that a woman has claimed that Ed Westwick of Gossip Girl held her hostage as a sex slave for 48 hours in 2014.
According to TMZ, stylist Hayley Camille Freedman has alleged that she visited Westwick’s home four years ago with a group of friends but remained behind alone. She has claimed that she and Westwick went on to have consensual sex at this time, but that things soured shortly after. Freedman states that Westwick asked her to choke, hit and spit on him and when she declined, he proceeded to do those things to her.
Reportedly, she stayed the night and the next morning while she was taking a shower, Westwick stepped into the shower and forced sexual acts onto her.
The claims go on to state that for the duration of the 48 hours, the woman was out of it, didn’t know where she was and had no reception on her mobile phone. Freedman alleged that Westwick promised he would take her to her car, but put it off and continued to have sex with her. Freedman has said she sustained injuries including bruising and bleeding as a result.
TMZ has stated, however, that Freedman has filed a lawsuit against former business partners, not Westwick.
The reason for this, reportedly, is that these partners cut her off when she revealed she intended to go public with her allegations against Westwick.
Sources close to Westwick have apparently discounted the claims.
The former Gossip Girl star has been accused of sexual assault by a handful of other women, leading to his recasting in an Agatha Christie production. Westwick has strongly denied the previous allegations but is yet to comment on the most recent claims.
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