Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp recently alleged that Kevin Spacey made sexual advances toward him when he was 14. The report rocked Hollywood; and since then, other accusers have come forward. Here is a list that will be updated as the story develops.
“He picked me up like a groom picks up the bride over the threshold. But I don't, like, squirm away initially, because I'm like, 'What's going on?' And then he lays down on top of me.”
Rapp was able step into the restroom and then excuse himself. However, the incident haunted him long afterward. By telling this story, Rapp hoped “to try to shine another light on the decades of behavior that have been allowed to continue because [of] many people, including myself, being silent.”
Montana, a film producer and director, told Radar that Spacey came on to him aggressively and groped him at the Coronet Pub in Los Angeles in 2003. “I went up to order a drink and Kevin came up to me and put his arm around me,” Montana told the publication in a story posted online today. “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.” Spacey, who appeared to be drunk at the time, then said to him, “This designates ownership,” according to Montana, who is known for the documentary Overnight, among other films.
“I put my hand down and turned his thumb back to get his hand off it,” Montana continued. “I paid for my drink and got away from him.” But Spacey then followed him to the restroom, he said.
“I backed him out the door and I pushed him,” Montana 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 previously discussed the incident only with therapists, but he decided to go public after actor Anthony Rapp came forward to accuse Spacey of sexually assaulting him when Rapp was only 14. Montana was in his 30s when his alleged encounter with Spacey occurred.
“This wasn’t something people were talking about openly,” Montana told the site. “It still feels awkward. I still feel what I felt then. I put it into the back of my mind until I saw [Rapp] come forward.”
In a Facebook post, Mexican actor Roberto Cavazos said he had to reject two "unpleasant" advances that "bordered on harassment" while Spacey was the artistic director of the Old Vic theater in London — a position he held from 2004 to 2015.
Cavazos claimed he wasn't the only target by Spacey, who he said "routinely preyed" on other young male actors.
"It seems the only requirement was to be a male under the age of 30 for Mr. Spacey to feel free to touch us," Cavazos stated. "There are a lot of us who have a 'Kevin Spacey story.'"
Daniel Beal claimed Kevin Spacey flashed his privates to him while Beal was working as a bartender at the Goodwood Park Hotel in West Sussex, England, in 2010. In an interview with The Sun, a British tabloid, Beal said he was having a cigarette break when the Usual Suspects star sat beside him and exposed himself.
"It's big, isn't it?" Beal recalled Spacey saying, before attempting to pull Beal's hand toward his genitals. Beal was 19 at the time.
Beal said that after he refused the advances, Spacey gave him an expensive watch, which Beal sold because "I felt dirty wearing it."
“Looking back, he was trying to manipulate me from the moment he walked into the bar," Beal said. “In hindsight, that must have been grooming. He was just like his character in House of Cards — seedy and a bit weird.”
A man who identified himself only as "John" told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire that Spacey invited him to his New York home for a weekend in 1985. John was 17 at the time. The pair had met while John was in a summer theater program the previous year and had exchanged letters in the interim.
John accepted the invitation. He said Spacey, whom he described as "charming and brotherly" at first, took him out to dinner and introduced him to famous friends. Afterward, John said Spacey invited him to sleep in his bed with him; but John refused, and slept on the couch.
"I woke up with Kevin Spacey lying on me," said John. He claimed he saw Spacey was in his underwear, with his head resting on his stomach and his arms wrapped around him.
"He was either very stupid or predatory — or maybe a little of both," John said.
A man has claimed that, at age 14, he began a sexual relationship with Kevin Spacey that ended with an attempted rape. In an interview with Vulture, an accuser who wished to remain anonymous said the relationship began in 1983 when Spacey was 24.
According to the accuser, the pair first met in 1981, when Spacey was a guest teacher at a Saturday acting class in Westchester County, N.Y. Two years later, they ran into each other while waiting in line for Shakespeare in the Park, an outdoor theater event in New York City. The accuser — a now-48-year-old artist and East Coast native — said he was with his family at the time. Spacey allegedly took a 15-minute walk with the teen, exchanged phone numbers with him, and said, "I want to see you, and I want you to come to my apartment."
The accuser said he called Spacey the next day, and that Spacey declared his love for him and invited him to his apartment on the Upper West Side. "We started a sexual relationship that first visit, which mostly involved me fucking him," said the accuser.
The accuser said he met with Spacey three or four more times, during which there were "proclamations that we loved each other." After the accuser turned 15, he said he called Spacey from a pay phone to inform him he had some free time before he had to meet his parents and friends for dinner. Spacey allegedly invited him over to his new apartment on the Upper West Side. There, the accuser said that Spacey attempted to forcibly top him:
I guess he must have come up behind me and yanked down my baggy jeans, and he goes to fuck me and I’m like, “No, I don’t want to.” And he pushes hard, and grabs me, and starts shoving up against my asshole, and it hurts like a motherfucker. I again tell him no, and he tries again. I am strong enough, thank God, both somewhere in my brain and in my body, to get him off of me. I’m sturdy, thankfully. I throw him off of me and I run crying down the stairs and out into the street and then suck it all up and go have dinner.
The accuser said he didn't believe he was penetrated by Spacey. However, "I don’t know how I would see that as anything besides an attempted rape, which I was able to thwart."
A lawyer responded to Vulture on behalf of Spacey, "Mr. Spacey absolutely denies the allegations."
'House of Cards' Staffers
Eight current and former staffers on House of Cards have accused Kevin Spacey of creating “a ‘toxic’ work environment through a pattern of sexual harassment,” and one former employee said Spacey sexually assaulted him. The crew members, who spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity, “described Spacey’s behavior as ‘predatory,’ saying it included nonconsensual touching and crude comments and targeted production staffers who were typically young and male,” the news network notes.
One former production assistant on House of Cards told CNN that Spacey sexually assaulted him during an early season of the award-winning Netflix show, in which Spacey played an unscrupulous U.S. president. The production assistant was sent to pick up Spacey and drive him to the set, about 30 miles from Baltimore. Spacey ended up taking over the driving, and while doing so he put his hands down the other man’s pants, the crew member said.
“I was in a state of shock,” the production 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.” There was more to the incident, but the P.A. did not want it described for fear it would reveal his identity.
Mark Ebenhoch, a military adviser on the 1995 film Outbreak, claimed to BuzzFeed that he was invited to Spacey's trailer by one of the actor's assistants. This invitation, he alleged, included a sexual proposition.
“They asked flat out to engage in a sexual act. It was enough to stun me. It blew me away,” he said. Ebenhoch, who was closeted and 35 at the time, pretended disgust for fear he would be outed on set. “As a military adviser the last thing you’d want anyone to know is that you were gay,” Ebenhoch said.
Harry Dreyfuss, who is an actor, writer, and the son of actor Richard Dreyfuss, has come forward with a firsthand account of Spacey groping him when he was an 18-year-old high school senior and Spacey was in his late 40s.
In an essay on BuzzFeed, Dreyfuss wrote that he'd accompanied his Oscar-winning father to Spacey’s apartment while his dad pored over the script for Complicit, a play Spacey was directing at the Old Vic in London. Spacey, who sat next to Harry Dreyfuss on the couch asked the son to run lines with his dad who just several feet away as Spacey proceeded to run his hand up the young Dreyfuss's thigh.
“Finally (finally, finally) I became suspicious. It took that long because it just never occurred to me that Kevin would be interested in me in the first place. He was an adult man, a hero of mine, my dad’s boss, none of which were categories on my radar for sexual interactions,” Dreyfuss wrote. “Besides, I thought, Surely he can’t be coming on to me like this right in front of my dad. But his hand stayed there.”
“Looking into his eyes, I gave the most meager shake of my head that I could manage. I was trying to warn him without alerting my dad, who still had his eyes glued to the page,” Dreyfuss continued. “I thought I was protecting everyone. I was protecting my dad’s career. I was protecting Kevin, who my dad surely would have tried to punch. I was protecting myself, because I thought one day I’d want to work with this man. Kevin had no reaction and kept his hand there.”
In 1988, a 29-year-old Kevin Spacey allegedly invited Justin Dawes, then 16, and Dawes's friend over to his apartment to watch Chinatown. But according to Dawes, instead of the Roman Polanski film, Spacey played gay pornography and gave his teen guests cocktails.
“We all had a drink, and we were kind of like, ‘Oh, no one else is coming?’ And he’s like, ‘Oh, no one else decided to come,’ and he never mentioned that this porn was playing. It was really awkward,” Dawes said in an interview with BuzzFeed News. He called the experience “cringey” but “benign” compared to Rapp's account.
An anonymous journalist told BuzzFeed that Spacey began “aggressively groping him” during an interview for a national magazine in the early 2000s. The reporter was in his 20s at the time. The interview began at the Old Vic theater in London, and then Spacey invited him to a bar. There, the journalist claimed that Spacey’s friends "were deliberately not paying attention" during Spacey's advances. He alleged that Spacey's behavior escalated when he tried to leave.
“[Spacey] came out after me and literally stood between me and the door," he said. "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*ck him. He was actually saying that I did want to and I was a coward. That was his tactic. It was unbelievable."
The journalist said he considered reporting on the encounter, until it he realized that in doing so, he would out Spacey.
“I consider that a pretty important principle: You don’t out people,” he said. “But it tied my hands. 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.”
Kris Nixon, a 30-year-old bartender from Northern Ireland, accused Spacey of molesting him at a June 2007 party in Spacey's apartment. At the time, Nixon was 20 and worked at the Lounge34 bar in London, which Spacey patronized while working as the artistic director at the Old Vic theater.
Nixon brought a female friend to the party. He first told The Sun, a British tabloid, and then People that Spacey sat next to him and "stared at me for a few seconds in a really weird way."
“Then he looked back towards my friend and said to me, ‘Is that your girlfriend?’ I made the sort of universal hand signal for yes and no, and he reached over and grabbed my d— through my jeans and said ‘I can blow you better than her,'” he claimed. “He had only been there for three maybe four seconds. I was just stunned by the whole thing. I didn’t reply. I didn’t say s—. I just stood up, went over to her and said, ‘Look, we’ve got to go,’ and we left. There were between a dozen to 20 other people there — a lot of people. You’d think that people working in that theatre would know what he did.”
Nixon then left the event. But he claimed that Spacey approached him several weeks leader, following him downstairs to the basement of Lounge34 while he was working there.
“He reached forward and grabbed my belt waistband and my trousers. He mumbled something about, ‘Sorry about last week. I can make it up to you.’ I burst him off and charged past him. I went upstairs thinking, ‘This is my place of work. I can’t cause a huge scene. And this is Kevin Spacey. A lot of the bar’s business is based on VIP customers. So it just can’t happen,'" he said.
Nixon said he initially "brushed it off as some drunk guy did something inappropriate." However, Rapp's accusation of being sexually harassed by Spacey at age 14 inspired him to come forward.
"I believe he thinks that he could get away with things — or thought that he could get away with things — because of who he was. And you know what? He did," he said, calling Spacey a "predator."
Heather Unruh's Teen Son
A mother has come forward to claim her child was a victim of Kevin Spacey.
Heather Unruh, an award-winning journalist and former Boston news anchor, said her 18-year-old son was sexually assaulted by the House of Cards actor in July 2016.
At a press conference, Unruh tearfully recounted the details of the alleged incident. She said it happened at the Club Car Restaurant in Nantucket, Mass., where Spacey bought the underage teen, who is now a sophomore in college, “drink after drink after drink."
"My son was a star-struck, 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," Unruh said.. "When my son was drunk, Spacey made his move and sexually assaulted him."
"Spacey stuck his hand inside my son's pants and grabbed his genitals," she said. "My son's efforts to shift his body to remove Spacey's hand were only momentarily successful. My son panicked, he froze. He was intoxicated."
In Unruh’a account, Spacey urged her son to attend a private after party. But he was stopped from doing so by a stranger, who "told him to run” after he went to use the restroom.
Unruh said her son, in response, “ran as fast as he could” to his grandmother’s nearby home. He arrived there “upset and afraid,” waking up his sister and grandmother. Unruh, who was alerted of the alleged attack, traveled there the next day.
"Nothing could have prepared my son for how that sexual assault would make him feel as a man," she said. "It harmed him and it cannot be undone.”
“Embarrassment and fear” stopped her son from coming forward sooner, said Unruh. But she said her son filed a police report with the Nantucket Police Department last week and that an investigation is under way.
"I want to see Kevin Spacey go to jail. I want to have the hand of justice come down on him,” Unruh said.
Unruh also had a message for Spacey: "Shame on you for what you did to my son. And shame on you for using your apology to Anthony Rapp to come out as a gay man. That was an appalling attempt to deflect attention away from what you really are — a sexual predator. Your actions are criminal."
Andy Holtzman claimed Spacey groped him in 1981, when he was a 27 and running the film program of the New York Shakespeare Festival's Public Theater. The actor, then 22 with a role in the theater's production of Henry IV Part 1, walked into Holtzman's office one day and sat down at a desk.
"Within minutes, wordlessly, he was up and all over me," Holtzman told USA Today. "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, who is gay, worried that Spacey might try to get him fired from his position — although ultimately, the actor did not take revenge. But Holtzman would never forget the strange encounter, which he was sparked to tell by Anthony Rapp's own account.
"It was the look on his face that was really shocking and then scary," Holtzman said of Spacey. "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?"