BBC One Drama 'Ordeal by Innocence' Recasts Ed Westwick, Reshoot Scenes

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Ed Westwick is still facing backlash after three separate women came forward accusing him of sexually assaulting them, as the BBC has recast him in their three-part drama series Ordeal by Innocence.

Actor Christian Cooke will now play Westwick's role in the Agatha Christie drama series. The accusations caused the actor's latest project, Ordeal of Innocence, to pull back on it's expected release.

Meanwhile, the second season of "White Gold", which Ed Westwick was shooting when the allegations sparked in November, is still suspended.

Westwick, who is best known for his long-running performance in teen drama Gossip Girl, was part of a starry ensemble cast for the Christie adaptation that included Matthew Goode, Bill Nighy, Luke Treadaway and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child star Anthony Boyle.

"It is disheartening and sad to me that as a result of two unverified and provably untrue social media claims, there are some in this environment who could ever conclude I have had anything to do with such vile and horrific conduct", Westwick wrote in his most recent post, dated November 9.

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Producers are saying the transmission date for Ordeal By Innocence will be announced "in due course".

Westwick has denied the allegations made against him. "I certainly have never committed rape".

Los Angeles Police Department has received a complaint from one of his accusers and is investigating.

The re-casting follows Ridley Scott's decision to erase Kevin Spacey's performance from the film All The Money In The World after assault claims against the actor. Another project Westwick was involved in, the series White Gold, is also now suspended.

"It is disheartening and sad to me that as a result of two unverified and provably untrue social media claims, there are some in this environment who could ever conclude I have had anything to do with such vile and horrific conduct", Westwick had said in a statement when the allegations came out.

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