Two more men came forward to accuse Kevin Spacey of sexual impropriety as part of an ongoing scandal involving the Hollywood star.
One of the new accusers, a Broadway actor who kept his identity private, told The BBC he was just 17 when he woke up one morning to find Spacey lying on his stomach while he was staying at the “House of Cards” actor’s home.
The man, who went by John in the BBC interview, says he met Spacey at a program in 1984 and came to visit him in New York a year later. He claims Spacey touched his thigh, arm and shoulder during the first night he was in town, showing affection “in a way I certainly wasn’t interested in.”
He says he then rebuffed Spacey when the actor asked him to spend the night in his bed, and slept on the sofa instead. The next morning, he awoke with Spacey’s head on his stomach, and his arms wrapped around him.
“He was in his underwear, I was fully clothed,” John said. “I supposed it was some sort of New York theater actor ‘good morning.’”
John claims Spacey displayed his affection once again the next day, leaving John uncomfortable to the point of “tears.”
“I was uncomfortable at best, traumatised (sic) at worst,” he told the BBC.
These allegations come around the same time Roberto Cavazos, a Mexican actor, asserted in a Facebook post that he had several uncomfortable encounters with Spacey while the “American Beauty” actor, 58, was the artistic director of The Old Vic theater in London.
“There are many of us with a ‘Kevin Spacey story,’” Cavazos claimed in the post, which was written in Spanish and has since been translated. “It appears that all that was needed was a male under the age of 30 for Mr. Spacey to feel free to touch us. It was so common that it turned into a local joke (in very bad taste).”
Cavazos claims Spacey would invite men to discuss their careers with him, but when they arrived at the theater for these meetings, they found Spacey had assembled a picnic featuring a bottle of champagne. He also claims Spacey would “squeez(e) whoever caught his attention” while at the bar in the theater.
Cavazos says he never let Spacey’s come-ons get very far, and that he’d only heard about incidents involving others, but hadn’t seen them himself. He believes more men who Spacey allegedly came on to at the Old Vic Theater in London could come forward, and says he wouldn’t be surprised if the number of accusers is similar to those speaking out against disgraced filmmaker Harvey Weinstein. Over 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
A rep for Spacey did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the allegations.
Officials for The Old Vic Theater, meanwhile, issued a general response to claims against Spacey on Tuesday, and set up a confidential email for people to submit complaints.
“Inappropriate behaviour (sic) by anyone working at The Old Vic is completely unacceptable,” the statement reads. “We aim to foster a safe and supportive environment without prejudice, harassment or bullying of any sort, at any level. … We want our employees to feel confident, valued and proud to be part of The Old Vic family. Any behaviour we become aware of which contravenes these goals will not be tolerated.”
Cavazos’ Facebook post comes shortly after actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of placing him on a bed and climbing on top of him in 1986 while Rapp was just 14.
Spacey said in a statement that he did not remember the incident.
“If I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years,” Spacey said in the statement.
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