In the wake of the Kevin Spacey sexual harassment allegations, revelations have resurfaced about Spacey's father, who was allegedly a Nazi and who raped his brother and abused his family so badly they nicknamed him The Creature.
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The sensational allegations about Spacey's early home life were made by his older brother Randall Fowler, now 62, to the Daily Mail in 2004.
Fowler, a Rod Stewart impersonator and limo driver described as kids how they lived in a "house of horrors" along with their sister Julie.
"There was so much darkness in our home it was beyond belief.... It was absolutely miserable. Kevin tried to avoid what was going on wrapping himself in an emotional bubble," he told the Daily Mail. "He was so determined to try to avoid the whippings that he just minded his Ps and Qs until there was nothing inside. He had no feelings."
Fowler says Spacey used to do impressions to make his brother and sister laugh, perhaps when he first started to use acting as an escape.
Fowler says their father joined the American Nazi Party when the brothers were children, trimming his moustache to more closely resemble Adolf Hitler. He also alleges he was regularly whipped and raped by his father. The abuse was so bad, Fowler alleged, that he avoided having children of his own for fear they would "inherit the sexual predator gene."
Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp alleges that Spacey groped him on a bed at a party in 1986, when he was 14 and Spacey was 26. Rapp says Spacey picked him up and carried him to bed after the party, in what he believed was an attempt to "seduce" him. Spacey is then accused of laying on top of Rapp, leaving him trying - ultimately successfully - to "squirm away".
Spacey has apologised for his "inappropriate drunken behaviour" in a statement on Twitter.