Kevin Spacey faces more sexual harassment allegations

  • 02/11/2017

Accusations of sexual harassment against Kevin Spacey are mounting as more men come forward.

Roberto Cavazos, an actor who worked at a London theatre where Spacey was artistic director between 2004 and 2015, says he had encounters with the Hollywood star at the time "that verged on what you could call harassment".

The House of Cards star has publicly apologised to another actor, Anthony Rapp, who accused him of trying to seduce him in 1986 when he was 14, saying he did not remember the incident but that if it happened it was "deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour".

Spacey's decision to use the apology statement to go public about being homosexual angered many in the gay community and beyond, who said he made his personal announcement to deflect attention from Rapp's account.

Spacey is one of several big names in the entertainment business who have been accused of sexual misconduct by people coming forward in the wake of allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

Cavazos, a Mexican actor who appeared in productions at London's Old Vic theatre during Spacey's time, said he had experienced "a couple of unpleasant encounters with Spacey that verged on what you could call harassment".

"There are many of us who have a 'Kevin Spacey story'," Cavazos wrote in a Facebook post in Spanish.

"It seems that we only needed to be men under 30 years old for Mr Spacey to feel free to touch us," he wrote.

The Old Vic said in a statement: "We are deeply dismayed to hear the allegations levied against Kevin Spacey."

US filmmaker Tony Montana also says Spacey forcefully grabbed his genitals in a bar in 2003.

A fourth man, who is remaining anonymous, told the BBC that Spacey made a pass at him in the 19080s when he was a teenager.

He says after he refused to get into bed with Spacey and slept on a couch in his home, he awoke to find him on top of him with his arms around him.

Reuters / Newshub.