UPDATE 1:29 P.M. EST: Ed’s lawyer, Blair Berk, gave the following statement to TMZ:
“The evidence was clear from the start that each of the allegations made by these three women were absolutely untrue. It is a shame there are those who prejudged this case and that it took over 8 months for Ed to be officially cleared of all of these charges. I hope that those who made such quick judgment here not knowing anything about the abundant evidence of innocence in this case will hesitate next time before they so publicly accuse someone who has committed no wrongdoing.”
The actor will not face criminal prosecution in any of what had been three active sexual assault investigations against him over three alleged incidents in 2014.
In two of the cases, according to TMZ, investigations were discontinued due to lack of evidence; in the third case, the alleged victim could no longer be reached by authorities pursuing the lead.
And so prosecutors had no choice but to wrap them all up.
According to legal docs, prosecutors apparently have additional Westwick accusers who allege further sexual misconduct against Westwick, too… only the statute of limitations has run out on those acts.
[Image via Lia Toby/WENN.]