The BBC has decided to pull an upcoming Agatha Christie holiday special called Order By Innocence featuring Ed Westwick following a series of rape accusations against the Gossip Girl alumn.
The three-part adaptation of Order By Innocence stars Bill Nighy, Matthew Goode, and features Westwick in a supporting role.
Though the BBC has not stated whether not the upcoming special will ever air, The Wrap reports that the network revealed via a statement that they won’t be looking to schedule Order By Innocence until investigations concerning Westwick are resolved.
“These are serous allegations which Ed Westwick has strenuously denied,” wrote the network in a statement announcing their decision. “The BBC is not making any judgement but until these matters are resolved we will not include Ordeal By Innocence in schedules.”
As part of their statement, the BBC also referenced Westwick’s current comedy, White Gold. The series, had only just begun filming its second season in October, although we learned earlier this week that production is currently on hold while the Gossip Girl alumn is tied up in investigations.
“The independent production company making White Gold has informed us that Ed Westwick has paused from filming while he deals with these allegations,” said the network.
Investigations into the actor began in November 7 when actress Kristina Cohen accused Westwick of raping her three years ago at his house. Later, a second actress, Aurelie Wynn, came forward and stated that Westwick raped her in 2014.
Though Westwick himself has denied the rape accusations, Vulture points out that the actor is currently under investigation by the LAPD.