Kevin Spacey is facing a string of allegations of sexual harassment.
Anthony Rapp was the first individual to come forward; in an interview with Buzzfeed, he claimed that Spacey had made sexual advances on him when he was 14 years old, attending a party at the actor's apartment.
He alleged that, at the end of the night, an inebriated Spacey picked him up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him. Rapp said the then-26-year-old Spacey was holding him down tightly, but he was able to get away and left the apartment.
Spacey responded to the initial allegations in a statement which read, "I'm beyond horrified to hear this story. I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago."
"But 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."
After Rapp's allegations, actor Robert Cavazos wrote on Facebook that he encountered Spacey at the bar of London's Old Vic Theatre, where Spacey was artistic director from 2004-15, and that the actor tried to grope him against his will.
"It was more common for this guy, when he was in the bar of this theater, grabbing whoever caught his attention. I didn't stand for it, but I know some people who were afraid to stop it," he wrote.
Filmmaker Tony Montana has also accused Spacey of groping him while he was in an LA bar in 2003. "I went up to order a drink and Kevin came up to me and put his arm around me," he told Radar. "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."
A British barman, Daniel Beal, alleged the actor approached him as he took a cigarette break while working at a West Sussex hotel, sitting down beside the then 19-year-old on a bench, flashing his privates and telling him, "It's big, isn't it?", before trying to pull his hand toward him.
When Beal returned to the bar to work, Spacey allegedly followed him and insisted on giving him a Swiss watch worth £5,000 in value. "I thought he was joking but he took off his watch and gave it to me," Beal stated. "Looking back I realise it was to keep me quiet."
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Another man, who wishes to remain anonymous, says Spacey invited him when he was a teenager to spend the weekend in New York. On the first night, Mr Spacey talked a lot about his work and became affectionate "in a way I certainly wasn't interested in".
Spacey asked him to share his bed, but the individual refused and chose to sleep on the sofa. "As we went to sleep, he was sobbing from his bed," he said; he allegedly woke up with the actor’s arms around him, although he added that he didn’t think anything sexual took place.
In a statement, the Old Vic has expressed "deep dismay" at the allegations and said "inappropriate behavior by anyone working at The Old Vic is completely unacceptable."
Representatives for Spacey have said: "Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment. No other information is available at this time."
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