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Since the actor Anthony Rapp last month accused Kevin Spacey of making a sexual advance when Rapp was 14, a number of other people have come forward to accuse the Spacey of sexual misconduct.
Most of the allegations involve Spacey inappropriately touching, or making sexual advances toward, younger male actors. The accusations start as early as the 1980s, around the beginning of Spacey’s acting career, and run into the late 2010s.
Spacey’s representatives responded to Business Insider’s request for comment on the accusations early this month, saying: “Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment.”
After eight people who worked on Netflix’s “House of Cards” accused Spacey of sexual harassment or assault in a CNN report, Spacey’s agency and publicist dropped the actor.
Production on “House of Cards” was suspended indefinitely on October 31, and Spacey was fired from the show early this month.
Here are all the men who have publicly accused Spacey of sexual misconduct:
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In an article published in late October by BuzzFeed News, the “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making a sexual advance toward him when Rapp was 14 and Spacey was 26.
Rapp said the incident happened in 1986, while Rapp and Spacey were cast members in a Broadway production, when Spacey invited him to a party at his Manhattan apartment. He said Spacey later found him watching TV in a bedroom and that Spacey picked him up, placed him on the bed, and lay on top of him.
“I still to this day can’t wrap my head around so many aspects of it. It’s just deeply confusing to me,” Rapp told BuzzFeed News.
In a statement, Spacey apologized to Rapp, saying he did “not remember the encounter” but that if it happened it “would have been deeply inappropriate, drunken behavior.”
His apology to Rapp sparked criticism when he chose to come out as gay in the same statement.
The actor Roberto Cavazos in a Facebook post accused Spacey of trying to touch him without his consent at the bar of London’s Old Vic theater in 2008.
Spacey was the artistic director of the theater from 2004 to 2015, and Cavazos appeared in numerous plays there starting in 2008.
“I don’t remember how many people told me the same story: Spacey would invite them to meet him to ‘talk about their careers,'” Cavazos said in the post, originally written in Spanish. “When they arrived at the theatre, [Spacey] had prepared champagne on the stage, beautifully lit. Each story varied in how far the picnic went, but the technique was the same. More common was to find him at the bar of the theatre, grabbing whoever caught his attention.”
“There are many of us who have a ‘Kevin Spacey story,'” he continued. “It seems the only requirement was to be a male under the age of 30 for Mr Spacey to feel free to touch us. It was so common that it became a local joke (of very bad taste).”
The independent filmmaker Tony Montana told Radar Online that Spacey groped him at a Los Angeles bar in 2003, when Montana was in his 30s.
“I went up to order a drink, and Kevin came up to me and put his arm around me,” Montana told the outlet. “He was telling me to come with him, to leave the bar. He put his hand on my crotch forcefully and grabbed my whole package.”
Montana said Spacey then told him, “This designates ownership.” Montana said that after he removed Spacey’s hand and walked away, Spacey, who appeared intoxicated, followed him into the bathroom.
“I backed him out the door, and I pushed him,” he said. “One of his friends was in line, and I said, ‘It’s time to take your boy home.’ They all ended up leaving.”
Montana said he had post-traumatic stress disorder for six months afterward.
An unnamed man with “authority in the industry”
An unnamed man who described himself as in a “position of responsibility and authority in the industry” told the BBC about an incident in 1984 in which he woke to find Spacey “lying on” him.
The man said he met Spacey at a summer theater when he was 16. The next year, he stayed with Spacey, then an up-and-coming Broadway actor, at his New York City apartment, where the man said the incident occurred.
The man said Spacey tried to get him to sleep in his bed, but the man chose to sleep on a couch instead. He said he woke up to find Spacey’s “head was on my stomach, and his arms were wrapped around my torso.” The man said he was fully clothed and that Spacey was in his underwear.
The man said he did not believe anything sexual took place but that he was left feeling “uncomfortable at best, traumatized at worst.”
An unnamed man who says he had a sexual relationship with Spacey at 14
Another unnamed man said in an interview with Vulture that he and Spacey had a sexual relationship when the man was 14 and that Spacey attempted to rape him.
The man said he met Spacey when the actor was working as a guest teacher at an acting class the man attended in 1981, when the man was 12 and Spacey was 22. The man said he saw Spacey again while in line for a Shakespeare in the Park production in 1983, after which they began a relationship.
The man said that, while the two had sex multiple times, on one occasion Spacey told him he wanted to have sex and tried to do so even though he said no.
“Luckily, I threw him off me,” the man said. “I saved myself in many ways in that minute from the much deeper trauma that would’ve come from having been raped.”
Spacey’s attorney told Vulture in an email that “Mr. Spacey absolutely denies the allegations.”
Eight current and former employees of Netflix’s “House of Cards” said they either witnessed or were victims of sexual misconduct by Spacey
Eight people who worked on Netflix’s “House of Cards” accused Spacey of sexual harassment or assault in a CNN report last week.
The current and former employees said Spacey created a “toxic” work environment with “predatory” behavior on the show’s set. The allegations included nonconsensual touching and inappropriate comments toward staff members, most of whom were young men, the people said.
One former production assistant told CNN that once when he and Spacey were in a car, Spacey put his hands down the production assistant’s pants without his consent.
“I was in a state of shock,” the assistant said. “He was a man in a very powerful position on the show, and I was someone very low on the totem pole and on the food chain there.”
He also said Spacey had sexually assaulted him once before.
“I have no doubt that this type of predatory behavior was routine for him, and that my experience was one of many, and that Kevin had few if any qualms about exploiting his status and position,” the assistant said. “It was a toxic environment for young men who had to interact with him at all in the crew, cast, background actors.”
An unnamed man from London who says he was sexually assaulted in 2008
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The accuser said he went to Spacey’s home in the Lambeth borough of London for a drink one night and woke up to Spacey sexually assaulting him, the reports say. The man was 23 at the time.
The Sun reported that the man said that as he left Spacey’s house, the actor said, “Don’t tell anyone about this.”
London’s Metropolitan Police opened an investigation after the man made a report on Wednesday.
Police have not named Spacey in connection with the investigation, telling Business Insider, “It is alleged a man assaulted another man in 2008 in Lambeth.”
The actor Harry Dreyfuss said in an essay published by BuzzFeed News that Spacey groped him in 2008, when Dreyfuss was 18, while his father, Richard Dreyfuss, was rehearsing a play at Spacey’s London apartment.
While his father was rehearsing lines for “Complicit,” which Spacey directed at the Old Vic theater, Harry Dreyfuss said Spacey repeatedly touched his thigh before groping his crotch.
Harry Dreyfuss said his father was unaware of the incident “because he was deeply focused on his script.” He said he told his father about the incident four or five years after it happened, and Richard Dreyfuss tweeted on Saturday that he was “incredibly proud” of his son for coming forward.
“In retrospect, what disgusts me about Kevin was how safe he did feel,” Harry Dreyfuss wrote in the BuzzFeed News piece. “He knew he could fondle me in a room with my father and that I wouldn’t say a word.”
Bryan Freedman, a lawyer representing Spacey, told the news outlet, “Let me be clear, Mr. Spacey absolutely denies the allegations.”
The son of former news anchor Heather Unruh
Former Boston-based news anchor Heather Unruh accused Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting her son, in a press conference on Wednesday, The Wrap reported.
Unruh said her son, whom she did not otherwise identify, was 18 years old when he met Spacey at a Nantucket Island bar in July 2016. Spacey allegedly grabbed her son’s genitals after buying him numerous drinks.
“Spacey bought him drink after drink after drink and when my son was drunk Kevin Spacey made his move and sexually assaulted him,” Unruh said. “We want to make it clear, this was a criminal act.”
“Spacey stuck his hand inside my son’s pants and grabbed his genitals. This was completely unexpected,” she continued. “My son was a starstruck straight 18-year-old young man who had no idea that the famous actor was an alleged sexual predator or that he was about to become his next victim.”
A London theater’s investigation into Spacey found 20 allegations of “inappropriate behavior.”
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London’s The Old Vic theater found “20 personal testimonies” of alleged inappropriate behavior by Kevin Spacey during his tenure as the theater’s artistic director.
The theater opened an investigation into Spacey following actor Roberto Cavazos’ allegation last month that Spacey had sexually assaulted young men while working there, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“This investigation concluded that there have been 20 personal allegations of incidents relating to The Old Vic ranging from 1995 to 2013, with the majority falling before 2009,” the theater said in a statement on Thursday.
Spacey was the artistic director of the Old Vic from 2004 until 2015. The investigation found that 16 staff members and four other people came forward with a variety of allegations against Spacey.
The Old Vic said a “cult of personality” existed around Spacey that prevented people, particularly junior staff and young actors, from speaking out against him. The theater said no legal claims or formal grievances were made against Spacey during his tenure.
In a statement, the theater apologized for “not creating an environment or culture where people felt able to speak freely.”