Kevin Spacey, aka the man who has unfortunately probably allowed Harvey Weinstein to sort of catch his breath and regroup, is now faced with a career doused in woe. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’s been dumped by his longtime agent at Creative Artists Agency, as well as his PR apparatus. All this and even more allegations of him having terrorized more dude crotch than jock itch have come to light. A day without dark-sided celebrity criminal sexual activity news is like a day…actually, that would be a really good day at this point.
Kevin has been a client of CAA since 2009. His former publicist, Staci Wolf of Polaris PR, must be a pretty dedicated worker. She’s the one who released the statement on Wednesday claiming that Kevin was supposedly seeking “evaluation and treatment.” It was nice of her to work up until her last day as his publicist – which was that day. Ms. Wolf began sending Kevin back all of his extra “From the desk of Kevin Spacey” letterhead the very next day.
In other “how does one guy find the time to allegedly sexually assault or harass all of these people?” news, CNN spoke with eight anonymous current and former members of the House of Cards production crew who claim that Kevin was always trying to break into guys’ junkyards.
A former production assistant has a claim which would prompt anyone to immediately cancel their ride if Kevin Spacey popped up as their Uber driver. This guy says that he had to pick Kevin up and get him to HOC’s Baltimore set. Kevin drove back, and that’s when he allegedly mistook this guy’s penis for the gearshift.
The production assistant says that when he and Spacey were just minutes away from the set and while the car was moving, Spacey, who was driving, put his hands down the production assistant’s pants. The production assistant told CNN that the touching was nonconsensual.
“I was in a state of shock,” he said. “He was a man in a very powerful position on the show and I was someone very low on the totem pole and on the food chain there.”
This particular source hinted that it got even worse but didn’t want to give any details for fear of someone identifying him. And that’s just one story among other tales of sexual harassment/assault from the set.
“It was very known that Kevin was inappropriate, and males I worked with complained to me about how they felt uncomfortable,” she said. “Kevin does this thing which was play fights with them in order to touch them.” She said she saw Spacey approach “multiple people” to “say hello, greet them, shake their hand and pull their hand down to his crotch and touch their crotch. I have friends say he reached up their shorts on set.”
In regards to these new allegations, Netflix, who shut down production on HoC indefinitely, released a statement to CNN that says they were aware of one incident that occurred during the show’s first year of production in 2012. They say that swift action was taken and “Mr. Spacey willingly participated in a training process” that resolved the issue. Taser to the balls? They claim that they hadn’t received any more complaints about Kevin’s behavior until now.
Vulture has an interview with an anonymous man who claims that he had a sexual relationship with Kevin that started when he was 14 and Kevin was 24. The source alleges that their relationship ended with Kevin sexually assaulting him. Kevin has denied the allegation. You can read that guy’s (rather graphic) story here.
Meanwhile, across the pond, Buzzfeed reports that Spacey is under investigation for an alleged 2008 sexual assault by London’s Metropolitan Police. Seriously, when did he find the time? Does being an “artistic director” provide you that many molestation breaks? Smokers, you should totally apply for “artistic director” jobs.
In a statement to BuzzFeed News, the Met said the complaint had been referred to it by City of London police. “It is alleged a man assaulted another man in 2008 in Lambeth,” the statement said. “Officers from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are investigating.”
The Met wouldn’t comment directly, but Buzzfeed says “other sources” have confirmed that this assault allegation hadn’t been reported before.
Another age-old story concerning Spacey has been recycled this week. The story is Kevin’s Rod Stewart impersonator brother Randy Fowler popping back up to repeat his claim that their father was a Nazi who sexually molested him.
Ugh. Does anyone have any puppies to play with or is the Wizard of Oz available to watch On Demand? Feel free to join me.