BREAKING NEWS
OK LogoPHOTOS

Ed Westwick Has Officially Been Replaced On New TV Show After Rape Allegations

Ed westwick replaced tv show rape allegations ok pp
Source: Getty

Jan. 5 2018, Published 5:06 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

Ed Westwick has officially been replaced in the new British TV show he was filming after multiple rape allegations. Click through our gallery to see who BBC One chosen to take his spot in Ordeal By Innocence.

Article continues below advertisement
BBC America BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea Party 2017 – Arrivals
Source: Getty

Ed was set to star in a new TV show called Ordeal By Innocence but after multiple rape allegations, in a press release by BBC One, the production company Mammoth Screen, and Agatha Christie Limited, they've announced they are replacing him with Christian Cooke.

British Independent Film Awards – Red Carpet Arrivals
Source: Getty

Adapted from Agatha Christie’s works, the story "follows the Argyll family when a man suddenly appears with the knowledge that the black sheep of the clan, Jack Argyll, did not kill their tyrannical matriarch like they all thought." Cooke will come on as Mickey Argyll.

Article continues below advertisement
“The Art Of More” Season 2 Premiere
Source: Getty

The 30-year-old British actor has also been in The Art of MoreWitches of East EndWhere the Heart Is.

Virgin TV BAFTA Television Awards – Winner’s Room
Source: Getty

Kristina Cohen and Aurelie Wynn both come forward in Early November claiming Ed had raped them but the actor denied all allegations.

Article continues below advertisement
Daydream Convention 2017 in Sao Paulo
Source: Getty

Kristina, in a Facebook post, said that three years ago she “was woken up abruptly by Ed on top of me, his fingers entering my body. I told him to stop, but he was strong. I fought him off as hard as I could but he grabbed my face in his hands, shaking me, telling me he wanted to f*** me,” she alleged. “I was paralyzed, terrified. I couldn’t speak, I could no longer move. He held me down and raped me."

BBC America BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea Party 2017 – Arrivals
Source: Getty

And Aurelie also used Facebook to make her allegation against Ed. She said in 2014, the 30-year-old "pushed me face down and I was powerless under his weight. I was wearing a one piece bathing suit that he ripped, I was in complete shock."

Article continues below advertisement
The Launch Of The Ned, London
Source: Getty

Ed took to Twitter to address the allegations. "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,” the actor wrote. “I have absolutely not, and I am cooperating with the authorities so that they can clear my name as soon as possible."

BBC Worlwide Showcase
Source: Getty

What are your thoughts on Christian replacing Ed? Sound off in the comment section.

Advertisement

Want OK! each day? Sign up here!

© Copyright 2022 OK!. A DIVISION OF EMPIRE MEDIA GROUP HOLDINGS LLC. OK! is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.