BBC pulls Agatha Christie adaptation from Christmas schedule after Ed Westwick rape allegations

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 11:28:05 PM. The upcoming Agatha Christie adaptation 'Ordeal by Innocence' was pulled from the 2017 BBC Christmas schedule following rape allegations against star Ed Westwick.
Share Culture ed westwick Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick might be in career trouble following two rape accusations. On Friday, the BBC announced it would not air the upcoming Agatha Christie special Ordeal by Innocence, a three-part miniseries slotted for the BBC Christmas schedule. Westwick is part of a cast that includes Bill Nighy, Anthony Boyle, Anna Chancellor and Morven Christie. It's unclear whether the special will air at a later date.  It was also announced that filming on the second season of Westwick's BBC sitcom, White Gold, has been put on hold. Ed Westwick in "White Gold." Filming for the BBC sitcom is on hold following rape allegations against Westwick. BBC Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now A statement from the BBC read,   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. The independent production company making 'White Gold' has informed us that Ed Westwick has paused from filming while he deals with these allegations. On Tuesday, Kristina Cohen, in a detailed Facebook post, claimed that Westwick raped her. The actress alleged that in 2007 she had an uncomfortable dinner at Westwick's house that ended in the Gossip Girl star forcing himself on her. A day later, actress Aurélie Wynn claimed in her own Facebook post that Westwick raped her in 2014, sharing an account similar to...Read more
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