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Ed Westwick accused of holding woman hostage as a sex slave for 48 hours

A fourth woman has accused the actor of sexual harassment and assault

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Ed Westwick has been accused of holding a woman hostage as a sex slave for 48 hours.

The Gossip Girl star has been hit with fresh allegations of sexual abuse, as he has been named in a lawsuit by Los Angeles-based stylist Haley Freedman.

The stylist, who is the fourth woman to publicly claim that the actor sexually assaulted her, has accused Ed of being a “violent sexual predator”.

In the lawsuit, Haley claims she was part of a group who went to Ed’s Hollywood home in August 2014.

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After others left, Haley claims she and Ed started having sex – but things took a turn when he requested she choke him.

After she refused, Haley has alleged that Ed strangled and spit on her.

The stylist claims she fell asleep, and in the morning Ed entered the shower with her and made sexual advances against her will. She allegedly stayed at his house for two more days because she was so “out of it”.

Ed was named in the lawsuit as Haley is suing her former business partners, who she claims cut her off after she wanted to go public with her allegations against the Gossip Girl star.

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In the 129-page lawsuit, Ed is described by her lawyers as “monstrous”, a “serial rapist,”
and an “abusive, crazed alcoholic”.

The papers also add that she considered reporting the incident to police, and pursuing legal action.

“Ultimately, however, Freedman decided not to report the encounter, fearing that she would suffer backlash and that her entire career might be thwarted if she did. Freedman made a conscious decision to stay silent,” the papers read.

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Ed was first accused of sexual assault last year, but at the time he released a statement vehemently denying the woman’s 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,” he wrote on Instagram.

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