Kevin Spacey was accused by more than a dozen men who say he sexually harassed and attempted to rape them decades ago.
4. Justin Dawes told and The Sun on Nov. 6 he was invited to a party at Spacey’s London apartment; he was sitting on a sofa when Spacey sat beside him and grabbed his crotch. “He was drunk but not paralytic. I walked over to (my girlfriend) and said, ‘We need to leave.’ ” He brushed it off as “just some drunk guy” and never reported the incident. “It was my word against his and who is going to believe me?”
9. Anonymous bartender: London police said on Nov. 1 it is investigating an allegation by a man, then 23, who said Spacey sexually assaulted him in 2008 after he passed out at Spacey’s London home where he had gone seeking advice on his career. He left after Spacey warned him to keep quiet about it.
10. Anonymous New York artist: A former child actortold Vulture on Nov. 2 that he began a sexual relationship with Spacey in 1983 when he was 14 and Spacey was 24, and that it ended when he was 15 and after Spacey allegedly attempted to rape him. He said he believes Spacey is a “pedophile.”
11. Anonymous production assistant: CNN reported on Nov. 2 that a former production assistant on House of Cards said Spacey sexually assaulted him, putting his hand down the assistant’s pants while Spacey was driving them to the Baltimore-area set during one of the show’s early seasons. The assistant said the touching was non-consensual.
12. Anonymous British journalist: BuzzFeed reported on Nov. 3 that a British journalist then in his 20s interviewed Spacey for a magazine in London in the early 2000s and afterward went to a club with Spacey and some of his friends. He said Spacey repeatedly grabbed his genitals and angrily tried to block him from fleeing. The journalist realized he could not write about the encounter because it meant outing then-closeted Spacey as gay. “If I were to publish a story about Kevin Spacey sexually harassing me on the job … there’s no way without making it quite clear that he likes guys,” he said. The interview ran without his byline.
13. “John” told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire on Oct. 31 that Spacey tried to seduce him at his New York apartment in 1984 when he was 17. He said Spacey asked him to share his bed, but he slept on the sofa and woke up with the actor’s arms around him. He said he didn’t believe anything sexual took place, but added, “I was uncomfortable at best, traumatized at worst.”
14. Heather Unruh’s son: The former Boston TV news anchor held a press conference Nov. 8 in Boston to accuse Spacey of groping the genitals of her then-18-year-old son in a bar on Nantucket, Mass., in July 2016. Unruh said her son filed a report on the allegation with police and “a criminal investigation has been opened,” though police said they could not confirm or deny that due to state law. If confirmed, his case would be the first under police investigation in America. And as the most recent, it could potentially lead to criminal charges.
15. Andy Holtmzan: In 1981, the NYU grad was working at The Public Theater in New York when Spacey, then 22 and an up-and-coming actor with a minor role in their production of Henry IV, Part 1, committed what he termed a “wordless assault.” Holtzman told UT he was on a phone call when Spacey began his attack.
“Within minutes, wordlessly, he was up and all over me,” Holtzman, now a 64-year-old marketing consultant, recalled. “The aggression was certainly more than a grope. When I was finally able to push him off and scream (at him), he theatrically stepped back, incredibly angry, grabbed his coat and bag, stormed out and slammed the door.”
Holtzman said the encounter, which happened when he was 27, left him more stunned than traumatized. He was gay and comfortable with his sexuality but said he wasn’t interested in Spacey, who was then in the closet. He couldn’t fathom why the actor would do such a thing to him and then react the way he did when he was rebuffed.
“It was the look on his face that was really shocking and then scary,” Holtzman said. “The anger was undeserved. If you ask for something and get a no, then I can understand the anger, but you ask for nothing and then try to take everything? Where is that anger coming from?”
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