Jessica Szohr Breaks Silence On Gossip Girl Co-Star Ed Westwick's Rape Allegations
Earlier this month multiple women came forward accusing Ed Westwick of raping them, however the actor has steadfastly denied the allegations.
“I have known Ed for years and know how lovely he is, and don’t think he would ever put someone in a position like that,” Szohr said. "I don’t know those girls at all, and they could be lovely and awesome and all that. From the Ed I know and working with him for five years and having a friendship through all of that and after, it was shocking. It was shocking.”
“It’s difficult, because you don’t want someone you know to go through that or do that to someone, or knowing them well, knowing that you don’t think they would, and you don’t want, for the girls that are coming forward, it’s like, are they stretching the truth?”
— Ed Westwick (@EdWestwick) November 9, 2017
Having said that, Szohr admits she can't say whether or not the allegations actually happened.
"I can’t say it did or didn’t happen. But I know him well and I’ve known him for years, and I found it shocking. I hope that it’s untrue, but I also feel bad for anyone that’s been in that situation, for the women that have to deal with that, for the situations that are true,” she continued. "It’s just such an unfortunate thing all around. And I have to be so careful, because it’s not my situation and I don’t — I wasn’t there. So it’s hard to speak on behalf of those girls or him.”
She added that she had spoken to him and he said, "The truth will come out and hopefully people see that and hopefully that’s it."