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Ed Westwick: BBC shelves drama after rape allegations against actor

Ed Westwick: BBC shelves drama after rape allegations against actor
From BBC - November 10, 2017

A BBC drama has been taken out of the Christmas schedule after Ed Westwick, one of its stars, was accused of rape.

Agatha Christie's Ordeal by Innocence, which was due to be on BBC One, will not be broadcast "until these matters are resolved", the BBC said.

And the former Gossip Girl star has "paused" filming on the second series of BBC Two comedy White Gold.

Westwick has vehemently denied the allegations, which have been made by two women.

One of the accusers has made a complaint of sexual assault to the Los Angeles Police Department.

A BBC spokesperson said: "These are serious allegations which Ed Westwick has strenuously denied.

"The BBC is not making any judgement but until these matters are resolved we will not include Ordeal by Innocence in the schedules.

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