'Gossip Girl' star Ed Westwick will not face rape charges

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Former "Gossip Girl" star Ed Westwick will not face charges for rape due to "insufficient evidence."  (Reuters)

In a memo on Friday, prosecutors said they did not have enough evidence to pursue charges. According to the memo, two of the women provided witnesses to help corroborate their accounts, including some who were outside the room where the alleged incident took place.

“Those witnesses were not able to provide information that would enable the prosecution to prove either incident beyond a reasonable doubt,” prosecutors wrote. “Prosecution on those two incidents is declined due to insufficient evidence.”

The third victim, who is not identified in the memo, did not respond to inquiries from the District Attorney’s office. The office declined to file charges in that case due to the victim’s unavailability.

The memo also states that some additional women made allegations of inappropriate touching, but that the incidents fell outside the statute of limitations.

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July 28, 2018

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