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A third woman has come forward to accuse Ed Westwick of sexual assault

That’s three in one week.

By Jessica Chandra

UPDATE: A 4th woman has now come forward revealing further sexual allegations against Ed Westwick including rape and torture.

A third woman has claimed that she was sexually assaulted by Ed Westwick in 2014, joining two other women who accused the actor of raping them in the same year.

Rachel Eck, a creative producer, recounted to BuzzFeed the night before the Oscars in 2014, when she decided to meet up with her ex-boyfriend at the time, Australian film producer Kaine Harling, in the hope of getting back together with him. She was also fresh in Hollywood.

Rachel met up with Kaine at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood at 2:30am, where he was hanging with his friend, Ed Westwick. She said that Ed told her to message a friend to hang out with them, but she refused because it was so late and her friends would have been asleep. "When I didn't bring a girl for him he turned his sights on me," she said.

Throughout the course the night, Rachel alleges that she was sexually assaulted by the actor, who was best known for his role as Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl. Rachel said Ed would "try to kiss me or king of push me up against the wall" whenever Kaine left the two of them alone.

"It got worse and he got more handsy" as the night went on, she said. When she had had enough, she told Kaine that she wanted to leave, but he told her that Ed wanted to apologise before he went.

Kaine took her to the bedroom, where Ed was. "Ed then pulled me onto the bed and aggressively groped [my breasts]," she said. "I shoved him off as quickly as I could and left."

This comes less than a week after actor Kristina Cohen and former actor Aurélie Wynn accused Ed of rape on social media — and interestingly, Kaine Harling was the unnamed producer Kristina was dating when Ed allegedly assaulted her, which means he has been linked to two of the cases brought forward against Ed.

While Ed and his team haven't responded to this third claim, the actor took to social media to address the first two.

After Kristina's allegations went public, he posted on Instagram:

Then, after Aurélie shared her story, he wrote:

Shortly after Kristina's story made headlines, it was reported that the LAPD was investigating her allegations that Ed had raped her. Deadline also spoke to several of Kristina's friends and family, who corroborated her story.