Ac­tor Ed to ditch tat­too af­ter allegations

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - ■ by JOE HIN­TON sun­day@dai­lystar.co.uk

RAPE-AC­CUSED Ed Westwick is con­sid­er­ing get­ting his tat­too of a naked woman re­moved.

The Bri­tish-born Gos­sip Girl ac­tor, 30, posted a snap of the lewd ink­ing on­line.

Westwick, right, is reel­ing af­ter be­ing ac­cused of rape and sex­ual as­sault by two women.

It has plunged the BBC’s Christ­mas TV sched­ule into cri­sis as the cor­po­ra­tion has axed its flag­ship Agatha Christie drama af­ter the claims against its star. We can also re­veal Westwick bragged women love “a bad boy” and said the tat­too of a top­less women on his up­per right arm bears the date 1936 in trib­ute to his glam­our model grand­mother.

Dur­ing an in­ter­view with Square Mile mag­a­zine in May, Westwick said: “I got 1936 tat­tooed un­der­neath her be­cause my grand­mother won a con­test called Miss Lovely Legs 1936. So my grand­mother’s top­less on my arm.” A source said: “Ed loves get­ting tat­toos and in 2009 got ink­ings in­clud­ing a top­less woman. “But now in light of the sex scan­dal sweep­ing Hollywood, and es­pe­cially con­sid­er­ing the allegations against Ed him­self, he is kick­ing him­self for get­ting it.

“He knows he is go­ing to face real trou­ble in his ca­reer now, whether in­no­cent or not.

“But he knows he’s go­ing to look re­ally stupid con­sid­er­ing the whole sex scan­dal in the film in­dus­try hav­ing a taste­less tat­too of a naked woman. He has told friends he wants it re­moved by laser.” Westwick was due to ap­pear in the BBC’s Christ­mas spe­cial adap­tion of Agatha Christie’s Ordeal By In­no­cence set in 1958.

The show has since been re­moved from the sched­ules while the claims are be­ing in­ves­ti­gated.

Westwick, best known for his role in US se­ries Gos­sip Girl, “stren­u­ously de­nies” allegations he raped two ac­tresses.

Kristina Co­hen ac­cused Westwick of forc­ing him­self upon her at his home three years ago, in a claim be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by Los An­ge­les Po­lice.

And on Thurs­day, Aurélie Wynn, who has since quit act­ing, al­leged that Westwick had raped her at a house he was rent­ing in LA back in July 2014.

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