Men are coming forward sharing their encounters with Kevin Spacey with the newest allegations stating Spacey has groped multiple men by their genitalia. A press statement released on Spacey’s behalf to NBC stated that Spacey is now receiving treatment and will take a break from acting. The full extent of accusations against Spacey is currently unknown, but it appears more allegations are likely to surface. You may read the statement below.
“Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment. No other information is available at this time.”
Buzzfeed broke the story when they published an interview with singer and actor Anthony Rapp who alleged Spacey sexually harassed him when he was 14-years-old. Since that story went public, more men have come forward with their own accusations.
Rosie O’Donnell compared Kevin Spacey to Harvey Weinstein and admitted that most of Hollywood knew of his behavior.
u don't remember the incident – 30 years ago? – fuck u kevin – like Harvey we all knew about u – I hope more men come forward @KevinSpacey
— ROSIE (@Rosie) October 30, 2017
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 2, 2017
Netflix was quick to announce the end of House of Cards, which has prompted some on social media to wonder if they knew about the allegations in advance.
Now many people are coming forward saying Kevin Spacey displayed predatory behavior and it was common knowledge in Hollywood, some are expressing anger that something wasn’t done sooner.
Other fans of the Netflix series are hoping they will write Kevin Spacey off the show and give the lead to Robin Wright. They are also beginning to voice outrage about inequality in pay.
Fans want Wright to headline the show and ensure she is paid the equivalent if not more than Spacey.
At this point in time, Netflix hasn’t indicated whether they are considering continuing the show with Wright or launching a spin-off with her as the lead.
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) November 1, 2017
So far, the men who have come forward to accuse Kevin Spacey of acts of sexual harassment or abuse, including groping genitals, unwanted touching, and flashing include Anthony Rapp, Robert Cavazos, Tony Montana, Daniel Beal, and an unknown man who spoke to the BBC using the alias “John.”
What do you think about the allegations against Kevin Spacey? Do you think Netflix should cancel House of Cards or keep the show with Robin Wright as the lead?