After two women accused Ed Westwick of rape earlier this week, two productions starring the actor have been put on hold. Variety reports that the BBC said today it will not air Ordeal By Innocence, an Agatha Christie special slated for December, as it investigates the allegations. Meanwhile, BBC Two’s White Gold has paused filming its second season. The comedy stars Westwick as a salesperson in 1980s Essex.
A statement from BBC reads: “These are serious allegations which Ed Westwick has strenuously denied. The BBC is not making any judgment, but until these matters are resolved we will not include Ordeal By Innocence in the schedules. The independent production company making White Gold has informed us that Ed Westwick has paused from filming while he deals with these allegations.”
On Monday, actress Kristina Cohen published a Facebook post accusing Westwick of rape. Yesterday, former actress Aurélie Wynn published her own rape accusation on Facebook. Westwick tweeted that he never committed rape. The LAPD is currently investigating.