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More men accuse Kevin Spacey: ‘He was furious when I stopped him from groping’

Kevin Spacey’s accusers describe a pattern of behaviour where he used the lure of his success and the opportunity of career mentorship to prey on young men.

hollywood Updated: Nov 04, 2017 17:30 IST
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Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at the premiere of Netflix's television series House of Cards in New York City.(REUTERS)

More men have accused Kevin Spacey of varying degrees of sexual misconduct following Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp’s revelation that the Hollywood star made unwanted sexual advances towards him when he was 14-year-old. At least eight other men have claimed that Spacey’s behaviour was inappropriate.

Justin Dawes told Buzzfeed that, when he was 16 and Spacey was 29, Spacey invited him and a friend to his apartment to watch Chinatown. They met Spacey for the first time at a performance of a play the actor was performing in at the time. Dawes alleged that Spacey instead made them cocktails and played pornography on the television.

Another accuser, a journalist who chose to remain anonymous, said he interviewed Spacey in the early 2000s and while all was normal while they were in the actor’s office at the Old Vic theater, Spacey invited him out to a club afterward. There, the journalist alleged, Spacey began groping him.

The journalist said he told Spacey that he was in a serious relationship with a woman and, when he tried to leave the club, Spacey was furious. “This man was screaming in my face outside of the main bar area, red-faced, spit flying out of his mouth, screaming at me with fury because I didn’t want to f*** him,” he told the publication.

The journalist went on to say that he did not run a story about his sexual misconduct because he did not want to out Spacey as a gay man.

Another accuser, Mark Ebenhoch, said that, while he was on the set of 1995 film Outbreak, Spacey often had a group of young men who would hang out in his trailer. One day, Ebenhoch said, he was approached by one of Spacey’s assistants, who asked him to come to the actor’s trailer.

“They asked flat out to engage in a sexual act. It was enough to stun me. It blew me away,” Ebenhoch said.

The three new accusers add to the long list of men to come out against Spacey since Rapp’s revelations. Since the story came out, Netflix has suspended production of House of Cards, the Scotland Yard has opened an investigation into an alleged assault by Spacey, and CAA and publicist Staci Wolfe have parted ways with the actor.

First Published: Nov 04, 2017 17:29 IST