A woman is claiming Ed Westwick held her hostage as a sex slave for two days, and she’s filed a lawsuit alleging her desire to go public with the accusation hurt her aspirations for a career in Hollywood.
Per TMZ, Haley Camille Freedman claims in a new lawsuit that back in 2014, she went to Westwick’s home with a group of friends, and hung out for a while.
After everyone else left, she and Westwick began having (consensual) sex, but things turned dark when he asked her to strangle him, slap him, and spit on him.
She balked at that, and so he turned around and allegedly did those same things to her.
Worse yet, the next morning after their unpleasant encounter, Freedman claims she was in the shower when Westwick entered the bathroom and became sexual with her again — against her will.
(Sound familiar, Ed?)
After that, Freedman claims the next 48 hours were a blur of unwanted sex from Westwick in his Los Angeles home, as he kept delaying his offer to drive her to her car so that she could leave.
The woman says she suffered bruising, bleeding, and internal tears as a result of those two days held ultimately against her will by the star.
But here’s where things get weird — Freedman is not suing Westwick over this! Instead, the aspiring stylist is suing her former business partners, who she says cut her off when she first wanted to go public with the allegations.
Her Hollywood stylist aspirations derailed, Freedman further says she went to a media outlet for an interview about her allegations, but Westwick’s team killed the story, and the outlet received text message that she claims “misrepresented her” as “unstable, disturbed, and promiscuous.”
Regardless, it doesn’t (yet) appear Westwick himself is in hot water, legally or otherwise. He’s just extremely compromised as a named party in this lawsuit against Freedman’s former business partners.
Interesting tactic, from a legal perspective. REALLY serious and beyond unfortunate allegations as far as Westwick is concerned.
Of course, this isn’t the first time he’s come into the legal crosshairs for alleged unwanted sexual behavior.
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