A new accuser has come forward in the Kevin Spacey sex abuse scandal who alleges he was 12-years-old when he met the Oscar-winning actor, and 14-years-old when he engaged in a sexual relationship with him. The accuser spoke to Vulture on the condition of anonymity because he says he doesn’t want his name to be forever entwined with Spacey’s. The allegations made by the accuser are highly disturbing and he expressed that it was his personal belief that Kevin Spacey is a pedophile.
According to a tweet by Rosie O’Donnell, Spacey’s alleged predatory behavior was an open secret in Hollywood. The public at large, however, did not view Spacey as a sexual predator and has expressed shock and dismay at the recent allegations.
The Vulture interview reveals a dark and troubling layer to the Swimming with Sharks and American Beauty actor who is said to be undergoing a period of therapy to address his problems.
Man comes forward to describe an alleged extended sexual relationship he had at age 14 with Kevin Spacey https://t.co/lqpMkDhOhn
— Vulture (@vulture) November 2, 2017
The victim says he was 12-years-old in 1981 when Spacey was a guest acting teacher who taught a class the boy attended. He says nothing sexual transpired during that time but described himself as a self-aware child who had been through puberty quickly and had come out to his parents as gay at 13-years-old.
By the time the victim was 14, he was involved in a sexual relationship with a 25-year-old cousin who had already been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior with family members.
The victim opened up his personal life in the interview and stated that he believed he was mature enough to handle sexual relationships with adults, and even believed his relationship with the cousin to be consensual.
By the time a chance encounter would bring him face to face with Spacey, he felt that it was normal to be involved sexually with an adult and Spacey, who was on his way to stardom was a plus. He described the relationship as consensual at the time.
It wasn’t until years later when the victim had more life experiences and could look back at the situation in hindsight that he could see the disturbing aspects of the relationship.
He described in the interview how his perspective on the relationship changed and confirmed that he thinks of Kevin Spacey as a pedophile. Here is his response to the author when asked if he would call Kevin Spacey a sexual predator.
“I would call him that to his face. I would call him a pedophile and a sexual predator. When I turned 25, I looked at every 14-year-old boy I could see, to try to understand what those men had seen, because I still on some level thought I had been a tiny adult. That whole year I was 25, I tried to just see the ones who were like six-foot-two, and 200 pounds — they all looked like children. They all looked like somebody who was 10 years old four years ago.”
Anthony Rapp stated that he too was 14-years-old when Spacey befriended him, invited him to a party, then threw him on a bed.
What do you think about the allegations? Are you surprised that the victim believes Kevin Spacey is a pedophile?