Norwegian Princess Martha Louise’s former husband and one of Kevin Spacey’s sexual harassment accusers, Ari Behn, has sadly passed away after deciding to take his own life. The man apparently committed suicide on Christmas day and one family spokesperson shared the tragic news via CNN. He was 47 years old.
Spokesman Geir Håkonsund’s statement reads as follows: ‘It is with much sadness in our hearts that we, the closest relatives of Ari Behn, must announce he took his own life today. We ask for your respect for our privacy in all the time to come.’
Another statement came from King Harald and Queen Sonja and was issues yesterday.
The monarchs called Behn ‘an important part of our family for many years, and we carry warm, fond memories of him.’
As for his involvement in the whole Kevin Spacey drama, Ari opened up about experiencing a ‘Me Too moment’ in an interview with Norway’s radio P4 back in 2017.
Apparently, he was groped by the disgraced actor.
‘I have a little #MeToo story about Kevin Spacey. We were having a nice little chat about about theater and drama, and the little theater, the Wick, a theater in London. We had a good conversation sitting beside each other. After five minutes he said ‘Hey, let’s go out and have a cigarette,’ then he grabbed me under the table right in the balls,’ he shared.
Sadly enough, Ari is not even the first of Spacey’s sexual harassment accusers to pass away this year.
While the victim’s identity remains unknown, a couple of months ago, CBS News reported that prosecutors decided to reject a sexual battery case against Space for the reason that the accuser was no longer alive.
Rest in peace, Ari Behn!