BBC Pulls Agatha Christie Adaptation Series Over Ed Westwick Rape Accusations

Ed Westwick

After two sexual assault claims against Hollywood star Ed Westwick surfaced, BBC has decided put the release of an upcoming Agatha Christie adaptation "Ordeal by Innocence" starring the actor, on hold.

The actor has vehemently denied two women's allegations that he assaulted them as they slept, one of which is to be investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.

"Ordeal By Innocence" was due to form part of BBC One's Christmas programming but in a statement issued on Friday (10 November) morning, a spokesperson explained that it will not air "until these matters are resolved".

The actor has also been "paused" from filming his comedy series White Gold, according to the BBC.

The statement added: "The independent production company making White Gold has informed us that Ed Westwick paused from filming while he deals with these allegation".

This story is updating.

Over the past two weeks, actresses Kristina Cohen and Aurélie Wynn both brought rape allegations against Westwick, who has denied the accusations.


"I absolutely have not, and I am cooperating with the authorities so that they can clear my name as soon as possible".

"I told him to stop, but he was strong", she wrote.

"When it was over I got my cellphone and found that the girl that had invited me had left or got kicked out".

She said that, at the time, she was seeing Glee star Mark Salling, who has since been convicted of child pornography offences.

In response, Westwick said, "I do not know this woman". I couldn't speak, I could no longer move.

Mr Westwick said: 'I have never forced myself in any manner on any woman. "I certainly have never committed rape", he said.

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