The floodgates have now opened.
In light of last Sunday’s “deeply troubling” accusation, in which Star Trek: Discovery‘s Anthony Rapp claimed Kevin Spacey tried to “seduce” him when he was only 14-years-old, the disgraced House of Cards actor now faces more allegations of sexual misconduct.
Deadline reports that three men have come forward with unpleasant stories about the Oscar winner, with accusations ranging from “cringey” encounters to sexual harassment while on set. BuzzFeed‘s got the full accounts of each of the three individuals, but here’s the gist of it.
First, there’s Justin Dawes, who says when he was 16, and Spacey was 29, the American Beauty star invited him and a friend over to watch Chinatown. When they got there, though, the actor gave them drinks and played pornography. Describing the situation as “sleazy and manipulative,” nothing else happened as Dawes and his friend left once they realized what was going on.
The next individual who approached BuzzFeed chose to remain anonymous, but is a journalist who Spacey invited to a club for an interview. Once there, however, he started “aggressively groping” him and when he tried to leave, Spacey got up and ran after him, screaming with fury and anger.
“He came out after me and literally stood between me and the door,” said the journalist. “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 fuck him. He was actually saying that I did want to and I was a coward. That was his tactic. It was unbelievable.”
Finally, there’s Mark Ebenhoch, who was a closeted 35-year-old military adviser on the set of 1995’s Outbreak. While working on the film, one of Spacey’s assistants invited him to the actor’s trailer, an experience which Ebenhoch remembers as so:
“They asked flat out to engage in a sexual act. It was enough to stun me. It blew me away,” he said.
These are just the latest in a long line of disturbing allegations – allegations that prompted Netflix to suspend all production on House of Cards for the foreseeable future and fire the actor from the show. Since then, the online streamer has been mulling over multiple spinoff series, but at the moment, it’s unclear where things will go from here for the critically acclaimed political drama.
As for Kevin Spacey, since his apology last Sunday, in which he came out as gay for the first time – something that was openly slammed by the LGBT community – the actor is now said to be seeking “evaluation and treatment.” Though should these claims hold true, we imagine there’s no coming back from this.