Ed Westwick, ‘di na mahaharap sa sexual assault charges dahil sa lack of evidence

by: Ruel J. Mendoza

HINDI mahaharap sa ilang sexual assault charges ang aktor at Gossip Girl star na si Ed Westwick.

Noong nakaraang November 2017, dalawang babae ang nag-akusa kay Westwick na ginahasa sila ng aktor. May isa pang lumabas na ginahasa siya ng aktor noong 2014.

Dahil sa lack of evidence, hindi na raw haharap si Westwick sa korte at walang ipapataw na kaso sa kanya.

According to Variety magazine: “The prosecutors filed a memo on Friday (27.07.18) which stated they did not have enough evidence to pursue charges, despite two of the women involved having provided witnesses to help corroborate their accounts.

“Those witnesses were not able to provide information that would enable the prosecution to prove either incident beyond a reasonable doubt.

“Prosecution on those two incidents is declined due to insufficient evidence.”

Dagdag pa sa report na ‘yung ikatlong biktima raw ni Westwick ay hindi na rumesponde sa District Attorney’s office, kaya hindi na tinuloy ang pagsampa ng reklamo sa aktor.

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by James M Warren/SilverHub/REX/Shutterstock (8821288af) Ed Westwick Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards Arrivals, London, UK – 14 May 2017

Ayon sa 31-year old actor, hindi niya kilala ang mga babaeng nag-aakusa sa kanyang rape na sina Kristen Cohen, Aurelie Wynn and Rachel Eck.

“I do not know these women. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape,” ayon sa nilabas na statement ni Westwick sa social media.

Pagpatuloy pa niya: “It is disheartening and sad to me that as a result of two unverified and provably untrue social media claims, there are some in this environment who could ever conclude I have had anything to do with such vile and horrific conduct.

“I have absolutely not, and am cooperating with the authorities so that they can clear my name as soon as possible.(sic)” 

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