Ed Westwick is known for his role on the show Gossip Girl, but in recent months, he has been the subject of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. Today, a new lawsuit has come to light, with claims that a woman named Haley Camille Freedman was held hostage as a sex slave for 48 hours, as first reported by TMZ. Get to know more about the lawsuit, Westwick’s other misconduct claims, and background information on Freedman.
1. Freedman’s Lawsuit Is Not Directed at Westwick
Westwick is not being sued by Freedman, as her lawsuit is directed at former business partners. Freedman alleged that the defendants cut her off when she wanted to go public with allegations against Westwick. One of the defendants’ names is Richard D’Alessio and the lawsuit reported that Freedman looked up to D’Alessio as a mentor and father figure. The defendants include D’Alessio, Ryde Studios, Nicolas Gibbs, and Becky Tahel Bordo.
2. Three Other Women Have Accused Westwick of Sexual Misconduct in 2014
Kristina Cohen, Rachel Eck, and Aurélie Wynn have all accused Westwick of sexual misconduct and each claim reportedly stems from alleged incidents in 2014.
3. She Works as a Celebrity Stylist
Freedman works as a stylist in editorial shoots and other projects, with her professional website titled Haley Camille. According to her lawsuit, Freedman is described as a, “twenty-three-year-old gifted stylist, fashion consultant, and blossoming creative director, who built her nascent and formerly promising career on the sweat of her brow and undeniably natural talent.” And, according to Media Match, Freedman lists some of her clients as Jake Paul, Aaron Carter, Bauer Publishing, Blank Magazine, Contrast Magazine, IMAX, Brandy Melville, HauteLook, and FarFetch.
4. Westwick’s Reported Girlfriend Is Involved in the Lawsuit
Jessica Michél Serfaty is the last reported girlfriend of Ed Westwick and she is included in the lawsuit that Freedman has filed.
5. Freedman Alleged That Westwick Is an Alcoholic
In the lawsuit, Freedman has alleged that Westwick becomes “violent, crazed and abusive” when he drinks alcohol. She has also claimed that Westwick is an alcoholic.