An alleged victim of Kevin Spacey told a U.K. court that he woke up in Spacey's London apartment to find the actor sexually assaulting him.
The gay House of Cards star is currently on trial for sexually abusing four men at various times between 2003 and 2013. He faces three counts of indecent assault, three counts of sexual assault, and one count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.
Spacey, who has denied all charges, was called a "sexual bully" by the prosecution during their opening statement.
On Monday, the alleged victim brought evidence before the court via footage from a pre-recorded police interview. Per Deadline, he stated in the interview that he wrote a letter to Spacey in 2008 asking for acting mentorship, and that Spacey later called him unexpectedly to invite him over for a drink.
When the complainant realized the call was real, he felt "starstruck" and made plans to meet Spacey that same day. The two met in public before Spacey walked the alleged victim to his apartment and asked him to come upstairs.
The complainant agreed, and after a short time together Spacey opened his arms as though to request a hug. "I thought it was kind of weird," the alleged victim said. "I didn’t know [him] well enough to be hugging them on the sofa."
The complainant also claimed that while the two sat next to each other on the couch, Spacey started “rubbing his face into my crotch,” a move the man resisted by lifting Spacey's head. "I was very nervous at this point," he said in the police interview.
Later, the alleged victim fell asleep, which he said "isn’t something I’d normally do.” While he added that he did not want to "wildly insinuate," the complainant's statement suggests he may believe that Spacey drugged him.
"I remember four to five hours later waking up, he continued, "my belt was still together but my button and my zip were down and [Spacey] just performed [a sex act] on me.”
The complainant stated that when he resisted and said "no," Spacey stopped, told him to leave the apartment immediately, and said he "shouldn’t talk to anyone about what had happened.” After leaving, the complainant cried at a bus stop.
The alleged victim, who says he is straight, was later cross-examined by Spacey's lawyer, Patrick Gibbs KC. When Gibbs suggested that the complainant "never said 'no,'" to Spacey's advances, the man responded, "You can’t when you are asleep.”