The Kevin Spacey sex scandal continues to heat up, and as expected more men are coming forward to share their accounts of harassment and abuse. Since Spacey apologized for the Anthony Rapp allegations that the Oscar-winning actor tried to seduce the then 14-year-old Broadway star, he has come out of the closet officially as gay.
Maybe Spacey hoped his coming out would overshadow the alleged abuse. Instead, more men are coming forward to share their encounters with Spacey. The latest allegations were made under the pseudonym “John” to BBC reporter Victoria Derbyshire for Victoria Live. You may hear the video below.
According to “John”, he was 17-years-old at the time of the alleged incident. The man states that he was a young actor who met Kevin Spacey through a drama class in 1984 when he was only 16. The two became friends and kept in touch with letter writing. One year later, after maintaining a friendship via written correspondence, Spacey invited “John” to his New York residence.
Once there, Spacey encouraged the 17-year-old to sleep in bed with him. “John” was a heterosexual male and not comfortable with the idea of sleeping in bed alongside Spacey so chose to sleep on the sofa.
John also states he knew that first night of their weekend together that Kevin was interested in a bit more because he had touched his thigh, rubbed his arm, and put his arm around his shoulders. John says that after rejecting Spacey’s advances and sleeping on the sofa, he could hear Kevin crying in his bed.
When John awoke, he was still fully clothed on the sofa but found Kevin clad only in his underwear embracing his torso and lying on top of him.
He described the gesture as affectionate though he was scared. He didn’t believe Spacey had sexually assaulted him during the night.
Kevin Spacey has not responded to the allegations that would have taken place two years prior to the Anthony Rapp incident.
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According to John, he never went to authorities or told his parents but he did tell some of his friends about the experience.
Though John’s true identity remains hidden, he said he still works in the entertainment industry. It’s unclear if he has had further contact with Kevin Spacey over the years.